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Information Security MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Security Computer Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

In a forever expanding digital age, protecting our data is of vital importance.

Our MSc Information Security course sits within our renowned Department of Computer Science and our outstanding Surrey Centre for Cyber Security. Your teaching will be informed by excellent and internationally-visible research, and you will benefit from our strong links with academia and industry.

This course is fully certified by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and taught by leading experts in cybersecurity. It will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to pursue a successful career in information security.

What you will study

Protecting digital information from unauthorised access and use, and ensuring the resilience of supporting network infrastructure and systems, are significant challenges for the continued technological development of our society.

The science behind our MSc Information Security 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.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Professional recognition

Our course has received Full Certification from GCHQ, is taught by experts, and equips you with the theoretical grounding and hands-on experience demanded by the information-security sector.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

The dissertation consists of a substantial written report, completed by the student towards the end of their programme of studies. This report is based on a major piece of work that involves applying material encountered in the taught component of the degree, and extending that knowledge with the student's contribution, under the guidance of a supervisor. The dissertation lasts over the whole year (both semesters and into summer), and usually involves software development, experimental or theoretical research, or a substantial literature survey on a specific topic.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, related disciplines with demonstrable exposure to programming and mathematics, or other alternative subjects related to data analysis, data science or informatics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more