Information Management and Security

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.09 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.1 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5262 Duration:12 months

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The course isdesigned for those who require a broad overview of information management and security as well as technical knowledge in the areas of emerging technologies, computer security, networking administration and management, information security management, advanced security countermeasures, data governance and compliance and professional project management.

There is a focus on research methodologies including ethics, legal aspects and professional applications of information systems development, risk assessment and risk management. You will also develop skills in communication, problem solving and teamwork.

There is also a strong focus on practical experience of database and grid middleware design and development. You will have access to our state-of-the-art computer laboratories, with more than 450 workstations, five servers, dedicated network and robotics laboratories, as well as an overall ratio of computers to students nearly twice the number recommended by the British Computer Society.

Research underpins all aspects of the course. By 2009 the department had attracted more than ¬5m of funding from UK and European funding bodies, and the research in the department is going from strength to strength.

Additionally, this Masters course demonstrates a strong appreciation of industrial and real-life needs. The department has won a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) placements with local companies and, in 2006, we launched the Academic into Business Computing scheme (ABC) to provide computing students with work experience in a professional work environment.

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 viva voce (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. We believe that this will allow you to enter the work place fully prepared for the challenges that you will face.

You must have passed 105 credits before undertaking the MSc project.

Educational Aims
The broad educational aims of the course are:

* To develop your critical understanding of the field of information management, and to develop your ability to recognise and critique current approaches
* To enhance your analytical and evaluative skills so that you can argue and justify a solution to a information management problem and to understand the varying context in which you are working
* To develop you ability to apply your knowledge to come up with a working solution for a range of varying, and often complex, information management scenarios
* To expose you to the emerging techniques and tools being used by the information management and security industry

The MSc in Information Management and Security is most suitable for graduates who have a sound computing knowledge but with no formal background in the area of computing or information systems.For standard entry, applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent qualifications, or a post-graduate qualification, in a science related subject area, with a significant (generally one third or more) element in computing.Example subjects may be first awards in physics, mathematics, information science/systems, electronics or computer engineering.Professionals or employees only wishing to pursue CPD via our Postgraduate individual taught modular scheme are also allowed to enrol for a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.For mature applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry and exemption on the basis of Accreditation by Prior Learning, certificated or experiential (APL/APEL) is available.Special Entry RequirementsFor international students, evidence of sufficient skill in English is required, with a minimum requirement being an IELTS score of 6.0, a TOEFL score of 580, or an equivalent score in TELAS, the University of Bedfordshire's own testing scheme. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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