MSc Information Management and Security
University of Bedfordshire
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time - Classroom
September, November, January, March, June, July
A good UK honours degree or equivalent in the area of Information Systems.
For those without a first degree you may be granted entry on the basis of your industrial work experience. Such work experience should total five or more years in a related subject area.
IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent; OR evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career.
Throughout your course you will be exposed to a wide variety of assessment techniques including: written examinations, case studies, practical coursework assignments, problem worksheets, presentations and vivavoce (voice) examinations.
The key philosophy of our assessment strategy is to allow you to apply the knowledge and understanding that you have gained during the learning phase, to a variety of challenging and complex practical situations.
Further postgraduate study (e.g. MSc by Research) or students can also continue onto MPhil or PhD by research that can lead to a career in higher education.
On completing this course you are likely to progress into career areas including Information Architect, Data Modeller, Information Security and Network Management, Information Business Consultant.
Reasons for choosing this course
Main learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to:-
How this course will enhance your career prospects:
You will gain valuable skills for a career within Information Management and Security as well as those relevant for the wider world of IT and business.
The unit ‘Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control. You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
The final project fosters independent and autonomous study. You learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the teaching staff as project supervisor.
This programme is ideal for both Computing and non-Computing graduates who are looking for a course that allows them to gain skills and experience in managing data securely with respect to a business environment. It provides a balance of concepts and technical (hands-on) aspects and allows a graduate to demonstrate proficiency in management, as well as hands on approaches to information management.
Graduate impact statement
Areas such as security auditing, risk management, network administration and distributed computing environments are covered. This course is therefore ideal if you are looking to gain more than just technical experience in the area of information management and security. It is applicable to both computing and non-computing graduates (who have substantial IT experience).
· Gain experience of managing systems security strategy, and apply this in your future career;
· Gain real-world experience through projects run by our Academic into Business Computing (ABC) centre;
· Explore the ever-increasing landscape of information security and the career opportunities that it presents.
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