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Information Security (MSc and PGDip)

This degree will help you gain the cyber security skills required for senior level careers by focusing on principles and best management techniques. The expertise and consulting experience at Royal Holloway ensures that the degree remains commercially relevant to the marketplace.

Course Duration: 2-5 years
Application Deadline: 31st August

Description

Course Overview

This GCHQ-certified master’s degree addresses both the technical and management aspects of cyber security. You’ll learn about cryptography, computer and network security, and security management from one of the foremost academic security groups in the world.

This degree will help you gain the cyber security skills required for senior level careers by focusing on principles and best management techniques. The expertise and consulting experience at Royal Holloway ensures that the degree remains commercially relevant to the marketplace.

Learning Outcomes

Studying this degree, you will:

  • Gain the cyber security skills required for senior level careers.
  • Enhance your career prospects as a security specialists within a wide range of companies.
  • Benefit from Royal Holloway’s expertise and consulting experience.

Career Opportunities:

This degree will enhance your career prospects. Our graduates can be found in many organisations, ranging from large financial institutions and consultancies through to technology and research-oriented organisations. They also act as security specialists within a wide range of companies.

 

Entry Requirement:

What qualifications do you need?

You need an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) that is comparable to a UK second-class honours degree from an institution acceptable to the University. Relevant disciplines to Information Security might include computer science, electronics, information systems, or mathematics.

If you don’t have a first degree but you do have relevant industry experience, we will consider your application on its own merits.

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System – overall score of at least 6.5 and at least 6 in each test.
  • (TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language – overall score of 92 or above with at least 22 in the Reading and Writing sub-tests and at least 20 in the Speaking and Listening sub-tests.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

Fees:

 

The fees below apply if you begin during the 2018-2019 session. These may be increased by up to 5% per year.

Academic year 2018-2019
Registration fee £1411
Module fee £1887
Project fee (MSc only) £3779
Total MSc £16511
Total PGDip £12732
Total per module (taken on a standalone basis) £2158

Additional Costs

You will also need to budget for exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams. We accept most traditional payment methods, including debit/credit card, international money order, and Western Union.

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