A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The Information Security MSc offers a specialist programme designed to provide a fundamental understanding of information security and to convey practical engineering skills. There are good prospects for highly trained information security professionals and there is a shortage of trained personnel in this area.
UCL Computer Science is recognised as a world leader in teaching and research, and was one of the top-rated departments in the UK government's recent Research Excellence Framework.
This MSc is taught by academics who conduct world-leading research, most notably in cryptography and human-centred approaches to security, privacy and trust. Access to industry-led projects and guest lecturers from academia and industry will enhance post-graduation opportunities for careers in security-related research, or employment in cyber security roles. Students from the degree won the first UK Cyber Security Challenge in code cracking in 2013.
UCL's central London location enables students to enjoy the full benefits of life in a vibrant world city with easy access to excellent scientific and cultural centres.
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years;
Fees and funding
Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP11,800; UK/EU Part-time: GBP6,010; Overseas Full-time: GBP25,890; Overseas Part-time: GBP12,950;
Qualification and course duration
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, problem classes, tutorials, laboratory classes and projects. Assessment is through written examinations, presentations, vivas, tests, coursework, written reports, formal presentations and the research project.
Course contact details
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