Taught course

Information Security

University of Brighton · School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

Entry requirements

Applicants require an honours degree at 2:1 or above, or equivalent work experience.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The Digital Age is dependent on software systems that support the full spectrum of human activity, from real-time banking transactions to the operation of critical infrastructures such as transportation, power and telecommunications.

Securing these systems is of strategic importance to industry and government, increasing the demand for graduates who have the knowledge and skills to support their engineering and maintenance.

The course is developed in consultation with individuals from the Information Risk Management and Assurance Group of BCS and various commercial organisations.

Taught modules are mostly delivered by researchers, who contribute to international research literature, ensuring that the course is relevant and up-to-date. Underpinned by a strong foundation in research, you will benefit from learning the technical skills and knowledge needed to practice on real-world problems throughout the course, equipping you with the expertise needed in systems engineering and network security.

You will have the opportunity to engage with research activities and projects that are relevant to the latest industry challenges. You will also have the chance to attend professional networking events, take part in hacker sessions and meetings of the Secure and Dependable Software Systems (SenSe) group, which feature talks from leading researchers, government agencies, local businesses and relevant societies.

Your learning will also be supported by access to facilities including computer and research laboratories, which include industry-standard software developed by our researchers at Brighton.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    13-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01273 644666