Taught course

Information Systems Security

Sheffield Hallam University · Computing

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Entry requirements

You need
• a good level of general education with good analytical skills
• an ambition to develop to a high level in the area of information security
• a degree 2.2 or above in computing or a closely-related discipline. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
We will consider your application if you cannot meet the above criteria but have at least one year’s direct work experience in information security or a closely related discipline.
You can apply for prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit for the course if it is appropriate. We consider any professional certification of a suitable level and other criteria related to your application. In some cases we may ask you to take an entrance exam.
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a masters degree and specialise with modules in professional ethical hacking and information security management. The CREST Practitioner Security Analyst Certification and the BSI ISO27001 accreditation provide an important industry element to the course. Ultimately you focus on both the managerial and technical aspects of computer security giving you the skills needed to advance your career in this industry.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
pro rata

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of ACES
0114 225 5555