Our Masters in Information Security benefits from the internationally visible, high-quality research activity and multiple links with academia and industry of the Department of Computer Science and Surrey Centre for Cyber Security.
Our programme is fully certified by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and taught by leading experts. It will equip you with the theoretical grounding and hands-on experience demanded by the information security sector.
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 our Information Security MSc 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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Part-time||36 months||Oct 2018|
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
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.
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.