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Information Security

Protecting digital information from unauthorised access and use, and ensuring the resilience of the underlying network infrastructure and systems, are key challenges for the continued technological development of our society. The science behind this programme connects various disciplines; from computer science, electronic engineering and mathematics, to design concepts, mechanisms and technologies for effective protection of digital information, communication infrastructures and computing systems. Focused on key information security concepts, mechanisms and technologies, our programme examines fundamental and advanced topics in important areas of modern information security, striving to achieve a balance between theoretical foundations and practical experience.

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computing, Chemistry, Data Science, Data Analysis, Informatics or a related discipline. Relevant experience may also be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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Course modules

Example module listing: Dissertation; Information and Network Security; Symmetric Cryptography; Asymmetric Cryptography; Information Security Management; Multimedia Security and Digital Forensics; Secure Systems and Applications; Information Security for Business and Government; Project Management and Business; Strategy; Database Systems; Cloud Computing.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 10,300 (Year 1) International 36 36 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 36 36 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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