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MSc Information Management & Security

Course Description

Course Summary

The course is designed for computing and non-computing graduates wanting to develop skills and experience in managing data securely in business environments.

It offers a broad overview of information management and security, as well as technical knowledge of networking and security.

It is ideal for those keen on a governance/compliance role, or for roles requiring you to take charge of data management.

Intermediate qualifications available:

- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Information Management and Security MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study areas including: computer security, data modelling and management, emerging technologies, advanced security countermeasures, professional project management, networking administration and management, information security management and data governance and compliance
- Explore the career opportunities presented by the growth area of information security
- Develop your technical and managerial skills, with valuable experience of managing systems security strategy
- Gain valuable experience and industry links by working on projects for real businesses through our Academic into Business Computing (ABC) centre
- Benefit from a course which qualifies you roles including Information Architect, Data Modeller, Information Business Consultant, in Information Security and Network Management or go on to further study on an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.

Why choose this course?

The course is designed for those who want a broad overview of information management and security as well as technical knowledge of networking and security. The course is ideal for those who are looking to take up a governance/compliance role within an organisation, or for those who are looking to take charge of data management.

During the course you will gain skills in programming, computer security, data governance and compliance.

Career Management Skills

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within Computer Science but it is also relevant for a much wider range of applications.

The unit `Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as 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.

In addition and somewhat complementary the honours 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.

Career/Further study opportunities

On completing this course you are likely to progress into the following areas:

- Information Architect
- Data Modeller
- Information Security and Network Management
- Information Business Consultant

Further study:

Opportunities exist for further postgraduate study (e.g. MSc by Research) or students can also continue onto PhDs by research which can lead to a career in higher education.

Visit the MSc Information Management & Security page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level or equivalent, usually in the area of information systems.Additional:Those applicants who do not have a first degree may be granted entry on the basis of their work experience. Such work experience should total five or more years, and be relevant to the degree.

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