Taught course

Information Security and Privacy

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Applicants will possess a 2:2 Honours degree in computer science, computing or a cognate subject. Graduates of other disciplines will demonstrate awareness of the broad scope of information systems and their context.

Months of entry


Course content

Students taking the Information Security & Privacy degree are given the opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool. The School is one of only five universities in the UK to offer this training

Course Aims

Appropriate security measures are an essential part of any modern enterprise. A detailed understanding of the key threats and the essential techniques for ensuring security, privacy and trust are fundamental requirements for successful information systems.Emerging software deployment and use, through the use of data outsourcing such as in Cloud computing and with the increasing use of social media platforms, opens up significant security and privacy issues which future IT professionals need to be aware of. Professionals in this field are well placed for a wide variety of employment opportunities.

Special Features
  • Opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool.
  • A systemic view of the relationship between business needs and security solutions is emphasised.
  • Practitioner-led modules integrate the latest research ideas with current best practice.
  • Flexible choice of project topic reflecting your own interests.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p148.html

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 6.0 in each area).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Leigh Hodge
+44 (0)29 2087 9342