MSc Information Security Management (Part-Time)

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The MSc Information Security Management aims to develop your technical competences in information assurance, incident management, information governance alongside the enhancement of your leadership skills and ability to contribute to the development of organisational information security strategies, board level risk and crisis management strategies.

The Programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in Information Security and related Management and wider digital leadership and information security subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities. The MSc will enable you to develop and enhance your learning capability and to make sense of the need to continually improve your professional practice and career development in the areas of Information Security and related management issues.

As a result of Covid-19 and subject to social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online teaching. Please check our website for the most up to date information regarding any updates to start dates and delivery.

Key facts

  • Designed for those wishing to develop or accelerate a career in Management of Cyber Security, including policy development and the management of remote teams
  • Work related assessment wherever possible, designed to deliver impact in your organisation
  • Learn how to protect the integrity, authenticity, availability and confidentiality of all classes of information including cyber security risk assessment
  • Explore contemporary Information Security Management issues that considers the implications of if its impact and the alternative strategies that could mitigate or avoid its consequences
  • Delivered over 2 years in Part-Time mode – 15 weekends with supporting on-line or face to face tutorials as required
  • Structured professional practice support for career development or transition, including a career review and development plan

What will I study?

The modular content has been designed to allow you to extend and deeper learning in specific areas in the areas of specialism which are relevant to you. For example, the digital leadership module is designed to support future career progression into roles where there is a requirement to manage other cyber specialists. It also provides a useful foundation for those seeking to pursue a career in cyber security in a role where you are required to add something about a specialist module. Knowledge gained from studying the programme will enable you to conduct threat intelligence analysis to keep up to date with the changing threat landscape.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You’ll be taught using a range of methods such as workshops, tutorials, directed study and discussion forums, and led by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how the theories, tools, technologies and methods you will learn on the programme translate in to real life situations.

Careers and further study

Increasingly managers in a senior position find that they have become accountable for information security management in their organisation, particularly with GDPR,  as the scope of their role creeps to include risk handling, management of cyber technologists and governance.

This MSc has been designed to ensure that graduates have a foundation in a range of information security competences such as information assurance, incident management and the information governance knowledge to support senior managers, in order to bridge the technical gap and contribute to organisational strategies and contingency planning.

You may be working in a variety of organisation types including the IT sector as a departmental or senior manager with responsibility for maintaining information security.

NUL (PT) Northumbria University London: April and July 21 intakes withdrawn for all PT (part-time) courses. The next PT intake will be October 21.

MSc Cyber Security, MSc Information Security Management and MSc Strategic Leadership have been withdrawn for January 21 - next intake for ALL PT programmes is October 21.

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Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment and ensuring continued access to learning.

As a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and resulting social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online learning activities. We continue to be guided by the Government to ensure our campus is Covid-secure. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

NU’s legal disclaimer:

All information is accurate at the time of sharing. Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with restrictions, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.



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