This course is available as both a Standalone Short Course and Short Course for Credit.
Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

To provide a contextual, theoretical and practical understanding of the economic and financial aspects of the security-development nexus

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit - £860

    Standalone Short Course - £1,490

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Critically assess current research on cyber and cyber strategy development.
  • Critically evaluate theories of criticality and interdependency in the context of information management.
  • Assess the societal impact of cyber and information
  • Evaluate the information management concepts in relation to a nation state.
  • Evaluate the opportunities and limitations afforded by emergent cyber technologies


  • Core content

    The course will cover the following topics:

    Mapping the landscape of cyber, cyber security and information assurance including:

  • Terminology
  • History.
  • The human aspects.


    The management and governance of information:


  • Risk management.
  • Cyber policy development and analysis

    The role of cyber and information management in critical national infrastructure (CNI) including:

  • Interdependence of systems.
  • Identification of need for and the management of resilience.

    The role of information and cybersecurity in nation state development including:

  • As a tool for social mobilisation e.g. social media
  • As a threat to national stability e.g. terrorist usage of information and systems
  • Upgrade to a professional qualification

    After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Leadership and Security Pathway of the Defence and Security Programme (Leadership and Management) MSc


    • Nikki Williams

    How to apply

    To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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