To understand the effects of IT in organisations, one needs to consider the organisation's people and its IT component together as a "socio-technical system". Technical knowledge of the IT systems is not enough for deciding how to procure, integrate and manage them successfully.
The main aims of this module are to give you the basis of social sciences knowledge required for managing risk in socio-technical systems, which encompasses procurement or development of IT systems as well as procedures, training, incentives and responsibility structures. It also aims to apply ideas of risk assessment and resilience in operation to these socio-technical systems.
The module will be delivered in block mode consisting of two blocks:
The second block is delivered 6 weeks after the first block.
This module is taken from the MSc in Management of Information Security and Risk.
You should have a first or second class BSc honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualification).You should also have approximately five years of relevant professional experience (absolute minimum of two years in exceptional circumstances).
You should also have basic competence and familiarity with mathematics and good professional English.
Assessment is coursework based consisting of a mixture of one or more of the following: