Taught course

IT Security

Nottingham Trent University · School of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MSc IT Security provides an overview of information security related issues including: risk and risk management, people and physical security, network and computer security and secure programming. This course is a fast track degree for those that want to work in the computing and IT industry.

You will learn how to critically analyse security issues and problems affecting computer systems as well as extending your programming skills and Intenet based applications. You will also develop research skills that will help you in completing your research project on your chosen topic.

In addition, there is also the opportunity to undertake a one year paid work placement in industry on the MSc route, further enhancing your employability.

Information for international students

International students need IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent (with minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12/24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 4200