GISMA Business School GmbH

MSc IT Security Management

30169 Hannover

MSc IT Security Management

Security management is becoming vital for all organisations with many now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises. On this course, you will learn how to create and manage IT security processes and plans within businesses. You’ll study in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe.* Germany is recognised for its high-quality education.

*According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

About Arden

This programme is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University, a UK university monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government. Arden has helped 50,000 students succeed over 26 years of providing higher education to students around the world. In 2015, its Student Survey found that 79% of Arden’s students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies at the University.

Who should take this course?

If you are currently working in IT security or if you want to move into a role where you are responsible for managing and deploying IT security, this course will give you the skills and understanding needed to meet the challenges of the evolving field of technology and its rapid development within the context of security risks.

How will you learn?

You will be taught by Arden's faculty of experienced tutors, using a combination of both on-campus and online learning. This essentially means that you get the best of both worlds: regular, face-to-face contact combined with the flexibility to continue learning outside the classroom wherever and whenever you like with 24/7, multi-device, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge ‘virtual classroom’ study portal called ilearn.

You will learn using traditional texts alongside podcasts, webinars (online seminars) and interactive knowledge-checks to keep you engaged, focused and motivated throughout your studies. In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical or motivational help.


You will submit a range of different assessed work, with tutor feedback provided throughout to support your education. They will offer advice to help you improve and facilitate your understanding of how to use new theories and skills in real situations.

Your work may include:
  • Reports
  • Case Studies
  • Presentations
  • Research proposal
  • Dissertation or journal article

How to apply

Apply online:

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There are no official deadlines for applications but we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible or at least three months before the course starts, especially if you are an international student and will require a visa to study in Germany.

Entry requirements

You must have a second class (2:2) UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification at 2.2 or above.

If you are from Pakistan, a four year Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 60% of above.

English proficiency
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or evidence you have previously studied in English. English waiver letters can be accepted, degree's should also have 'Method of instruction: English'.

Non-standard entry

Work experience and qualification route

You must have a third class (3rd) UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification alongside 2-3 years professional work experience.

If you are from Pakistan, a four year Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 60% or above alongside 3-4 years management experience.

Work experience route

We encourage applications from prospective students who do not meet our academic requirements but who do have senior management experience (usually 5 years).

Any other international undergraduate qualification will be assessed on a case by case basis.

You must show us that you are self-motivated, provide a personal statement, and be able to offer references and other evidence of your experience.

Please discuss your entry requirements with the programme consultant as your international education could mean that you are eligible to study with us.

Career direction

The Global Information Security Workforce Study estimates that the global cyber security workforce shortage will widen to 1.5 million by 2020, and the UK government has invested £2 billion in this area.

Individuals who get in front of this trend and upskill themselves in this area will be in high demand. This Master’s course will appeal to you if you need to develop or improve your skills in managing IT-related security, whether that is to add value to your current company, comply with new regulations or progress in your career.

After completing this course, you can go into several different areas of business, including consultancy, government organisations, research, and professional firms.

Potential roles include:
  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Systems and Networks Security Engineer
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Quality and Security Analyst
  • Studiengebühren: 15.000 €
  • Voraussetzung: Abgeschlossenes Erststudium
  • Studienbeginn: Wintersemester und Sommersemester
  • Regelstudienzeit: 12 Monate
  • Studienabschluss: Master of Science
  • Referenz-Nr: AUBI-9976 (in der Bewerbung bitte angeben)
  • vollständige Bewerbungsunterlagen

GISMA Business School GmbH

30169 Hannover
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Frau Sarah Holze

Programme Consultant
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