Information Security MSc

The Information Security MSc offers a specialist programme designed to provide a fundamental understanding of information security and to convey practical engineering skills. There are good prospects for highly trained information security professionals and there is a shortage of trained personnel in this area. Students develop an advanced knowledge of information security and an awareness of the context in which information security operates in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects. They gain a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills, enabling them to develop a flexible professional career in IT.

Course syllabus:

  1. Computer Security

  2. Introduction to Cryptography

  3. Research in Information Security

  4. MSc Information Security Dissertation

  5. Applied Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

  6. Cybercrime

  7. Distributed Systems and Security

  8. Information Security Management

  9. Malware

  10. People and Security

  11. Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Security and Privacy

  12. Privacy Enhancing Technologies