Course Overview

MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management in Arden University UK will prepare you for modern IT management through a combination of specialist IT and data analytics knowledge – alongside broader business skills.

Program Mission

You’ll cover topics such as data handling, information security strategy, and IT Governance, as well as having the chance to complete your own original research project in the form of a dissertation or journal article. Alongside specialist knowledge, you’ll also develop your communication, planning and decision-making ability.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. Standard entry students will need to have an undergraduate degree in any field to pursue this qualification. Transfer applicants will be required to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL), whilst non-standard applicants will need to evidence their relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 7

Data Design Information Security Strategy Development Compulsory
Data Handling and Decision-Making Compulsory IT Security Management Compulsory
Data Visualisation and Interpretation Compulsory IS Governance Compulsory
Research Project Compulsory


The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

Fees and Funding

Arden University fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

By completing MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management in Arden University UK, you’ll gain specialist skills in two unique fields, as well as broader management and business expertise. All of which will help your CV stand out from the rest. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level in two key disciplines
  • Deliver projects or tasks that have directly improved your role or organisation
  • Develop confident communication skills, adapted to different settings in both IT and data contexts
  • Develop deep knowledge of IT security strategy and management
  • Understand the role of data security management in business 
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges

Here are just a few of the roles your MSc could lead to:

  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Risk
  • IT Support – Cyber Security
  • Security Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

Further Study

Students who graduate from this MSc course will be qualified to apply for further study at MPhil and PhD research degree level.

Mode of Study

The MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management in Arden University UK are taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.