Masters of Information Security

Course Overview

This program is geared towards producing competent graduates imparted with knowledge, skills and experiences for application in policy marking and decision making in managerial level in the ring of Information Security. Masters of Information Security is a competence based programme to produce graduates with requisite supervisory, technical, behavioral and research skills built on innovative, creative, and flexible values and who can respond quickly to the social and job markets within and outside Tanzania. This programme has the following modules listed below and Dissertation.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Research Methods
    • Software Engineering
    • Advance Computer Networks
    • Information and Coding Theory
    • Information Security and Cryptography

Semester II

    • Cyber Crimes and Computer Laws
    • Ethical Hacking
    • Biometrics
    • Computer Forensics
    • Security in Grid Computing
Entry Requirements

  • At least a Second-Class Degree of the Institute of Accountancy Arusha or an equivalent degree from a recognized higher learning Institution.
  • Candidates with unclassified degree (e.g. M.D.) Shall have at least a B grade average in the subject of the intended Master?s Programme.
  • A Candidate who holds a Pass Degree may also be considered for admission if: His/her undergraduate performance in the proposed area of study was at least B grade and He/she scored B grade in the project work/research as one of the conditions for accomplishment of Bachelor Degree.
  • An applicant with a Postgraduate diploma in the respective field of study.
  • Candidate with Second Class Advanced Diploma of Accountancy Arusha or from any other recognized higher learning Institution.

Teaching methods

The programme is delivered through a physical class session and blended mode which allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments. A wide variety of resources is made available via the online study platforms, including: lecture notes, videos,specialist resources from the IAA library and discussion forums.

Module lectures will be available to address your questions and offer guidance relating your studies. 


How you're assessed

This program will be assessed by written coursework and a dissertation


  • Fee 6,040,000/=
  • Duration 1 year
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Face to Face and Blended mode
  • Intakes September & March