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I feel so lucky to have undertaken this MSc – not only have I become a better IT manager, I also have the ability to further develop my department and organisation.

“Having worked full-time in the NHS for more than 20 years, I was looking for a qualification that would underpin my experience and help me to develop both academically and professionally.  The MSc in Information and IT Security Management at Edge Hill University appeared unique and its modules reflected a lot of the things I am responsible for.

The best thing about the course has been its relevance to IT managers; those who are just starting their careers and established professionals alike. It supports your approach to information security and IT strategy and the development of departments and staff.

The modules studied are diverse and allow you to take a holistic view of IT management and data protection within an organisation. They enable you to discover how to approach legal and organisational requirements in a logical and informed manner, so you can deliver a safe and effective service.

Studying this course has given me the ability to move onto the next stage of my career within the NHS, as well as a whole lot more.  It has inspired me to develop further in the field of information security and given me the impetus to help to lead my organisation in the implementation of best practice around corporate and, more importantly, patient data management.

Overall, this course has enabled me to develop academically, professionally, and personally, leaving me with a desire to push my learning and understanding even further.  The last two years have allowed me to study subjects relevant to the IT industry on a daily basis, while learning in an environment that is fun, inclusive, informative and supportive.

I feel so lucky to have undertaken this MSc – not only have I become a better IT manager, I also have the ability to further develop my department and organisation.  As well as this, I have been provided with a framework to build on as my career develops in the future.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for MSc Information Security and IT Management