Information Security, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
5 months
2325 GBP/full
2325 GBP/full
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The Information Security programme offered by The Open University UK will help you to explore the skills necessary to understand, document, manage and implement strategic and operational aspects of your organisation's information security.


Whether in the public or private sector, it is the value invested in the information assets of a modern organisation that underpins its effectiveness and drives its profitability.

By studying the Information Security programme offered by The Open University UK, you’ll study topics in information security risk assessment and management, as well as professionalism, home information security, and information security research. 

By studying this module, you'll better understand your organisation's information security requirements, developing your ability to deliver a fit-for-purpose information security management system.

Vocational relevance

  • By studying this module you will learn how to craft a fit-for-purpose Information Security Management System for an organisation with which you are familiar. As such you will be interacting with other people in your organisation and this may help to raise your profile.

Programme Structure

Information security

  • You will begin by learning about the current requirements on, and the incentives for, organisations to implement information security. Next, you will study the foundations of the subject, learning to identify and value information as an organisational asset.

Information security risk assessment

  • This unit places in context the issues involved in information security risk assessment, as required by the standard. You will examine the risks that may arise in all relevant aspects of an organisation's operations, including human factors, ecommerce, web services and systems development.

Information security risk management

  • In this unit you will complete your study of the development of a fit-for-purpose information security management system through the management of information security risks. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • It is expected that you will hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or alternatively have at least three years relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2325 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2325 GBP for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    2325 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2325 GBP for the full programme during 5 months.


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