Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

Information Security and IT Management

Information Technology is a strategic resource within any business and is critical to the survival and success of an organisation and should therefore be carefully managed. A key issue in IT strategy is Information Security, which is becoming more critical with the interconnection of systems through the Internet and the sharing of resources with business partners, clients and customers.

This Master's degree is aimed at current or prospective system managers, system administrators and other IT professionals with a responsibility or aspiration for strategic IT and security management.

You will gain an understanding of current issues in information security and IT management, together with an in-depth knowledge of a variety of techniques for strategically managing IT, both as a resource as well as for analysing and controlling security risks. A key aspect of the programme is the systemic perspective that is taken; security is not simply a technical issue, but a component of the wider context of IT management.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (normally 2.2 or above) with 50% or more computing content.

This programme is an advanced MSc, which assumes understanding of computing that would normally be gained in a BSc which consists of at least 50% of a computing-related discipline. Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience, is also acceptable.

Alternatively, BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6) is accepted for entry to this programme.

For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

Throughout the programme we will assess your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development. Coursework, case studies, problem-solving exercises and exams may be used. You may be assessed individually or in a group.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,750 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 5,040 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 12,500 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 4,860 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 28 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 27 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years

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