Taught course

Information and Network Security

Institution
Robert Gordon University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess an honours degree in computing or with significant computing content. This requirement may be relaxed for candidates with significant relevant industrial experience.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent means:
•IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the 4 individual elements
•TOEFL 80 overall with a 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
•Pearson PTE 59 overall with a minimum of 51 in each of the 4 individual elements

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

An increasing number of organisations store, manipulate and communicate valuable and confidential information electronically. However, a number of threats compromise the security of this information.The MSc Information and Network Security aims to produce computing specialists who are able to design and maintain secure information systems and networks.

This course is designed to satisfy the demands of industry and IT providers for software developers and computing practitioners who:

  • know the legal requirements of information security and are able to implement current information security standards;
  • are proficient in the use of state-of-the-art principles, techniques, tools and methodologies for& the design, implementation and maintenance of secure information systems;
  • are able to design and maintain secure computer networks;
  • can safely recover an information system or network from a successful security attack.

Information for international students

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Fees and funding

UK students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/msc-info-net-securtiy
International students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/msc-info-net-securtiy

For Academic Year 2017/2018
Scottish/EU Students

Full-time
• £3,400 for the entire MSc course

Part-time
• £1,700 for stage 1
• £1,700 for stage 2
• No fee for stage 3

Rest of UK Students

Full-time
• £6,750 for the entire MSc course

Part-time
• £2,530 for stage 1
• £2,530 for stage 2
• £1,690 for stage 3

International Students

Full-time
• £12,820 for the entire MSc course

Part-time
• £4,809 for stage 1
• £4,809 for stage 2
• £3,200 for stage 3

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-17 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgoffice@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 26 2209