Taught course

Information Security and Privacy

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from computer-literate graduates who have a good honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification in a subject such as Computer Science or a related subject.

Applicants will possess a 2:2 honours degree in computer science, computing or a cognate subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Information Security and Privacy addresses the key security issues that are faced by global communications and information systems.

The programme provides a mix of business context with core security, trust and privacy issues that challenge the IT sector. The course builds on previous skills in computer science, to strengthen understanding of this emerging area.

As well as studying themes such as trust and identity and forensic investigation, security techniques and information, network and cyber security, you will gain an understanding of the e-Commerce and business environment. This combined business/security approach provides valuable training for interacting with organisations, and understanding their business functions in a deeper context.

Using case-based analysis, you will have the opportunity to learn about forensic approaches to investigation across multiple platforms.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of competence in English. Our standard requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no area less than 5.5.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084