Research course

Prof Doc Information Security

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements


Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to develop research-based practice amongst professionals currently working within information security. As a result of the rapid growth in both the availability of global information structures (e.g. the internet) and the number of users, information security professionals are facing major challenges providing services that are accessible yet safe. Keeping business channels flexible and easy to use whilst guarding against the e-criminal is an ongoing project.

"Despite the growing space and sophistication of cyber threats there are not enough people equipped with the appreciate knowledge, skills and abilities to protect the information technology for strategic advantage" - Professionalizing Cybersecurity: A Path to universal standards and status (2015).

"81% of IT and Cybersecurity Professionals believe that if the right investments in people, process and technologies were in place, their organisations would be better able to mitigate all future security breaches" - 2014 Ponemon Institute Research Report.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading (or recognised equivalent)

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Applicants must have current significant work experience in a senior position and a proven commitment to professional, personal and intellectual development.

Fees and funding

UK students
3,810£ per year
International students
6,070£ per year


Part Time- 3,810£ (Annual part-time fee)


Part Time- 6,070£ (Annual part-time fee)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDoc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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