Taught course

Information Systems Security

Sheffield Hallam University · Computing

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 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 and specialist BSI accreditation on a course developed in conjunction with the British Standards Institution (BSI).You focus on both the managerial and technical aspects of computer security giving you the skills needed to advance in this important industry.

Key points
• Focus on both technical and managerial aspects of the subject.
• Study on the only course of its kind to offer you BSI lead auditor certification.
• Gain relevant skills on a course created in conjunction with the British Standards Institution .
• Specialise with optional modules.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of ACES
0114 225 5555
0114 225 3161