Information Security Management and Governance



This course introduces learners to the professional context of computer science, software engineering, cyber security, and digital forensics.  



30 credits, taught at level 4.



You will learn the mathematical structures that underpin computer science and cyber security, and the history of how IT infrastructures have developed from general-purpose mainframe systems to cloud computing.  

The course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of cyber security as it relates to commercial organisations. You’ll learn the origins of cyber security, understand the different threat actors and the ever-changing threat landscape, which can help you to protect your organisation against malicious attacks.

You will also take a deep dive into incident management and digital forensics as well as understand the different vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cyber criminals – from the types of programs used to how people themselves can be manipulated online. 

 After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the foundational concepts of computing mathematics and statistical methods
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of cyber security
  • Identify vulnerabilities and potential security threats to information systems and organisations and to analyse their consequences in real-world business continuity 
  • Understand the CIA triad, risk management, protection methods, and privilege policies
  • Recognise legal/social, ethical, and regulatory considerations for asset handling 

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points from at least two A-Levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma at DMM
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) with English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4. We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points.

Personal statement selection criteria:

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence


Teaching and assessment

You will come to DMU for five days of on-campus learning led by our subject matter experts, and have access to a wealth of online learning materials which will support your in-person sessions. Then you will spend 11 weeks working on a relevant, practical project with an employer with access to online support and a weekly check in with your module leader.

How to apply

In order to apply, please fill in this application form and send it to

Course fees and funding

The fee for this course is £2,310. Find out more about HE Short Course Loans and funding that may be available to you for this course.