A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) with computing as a major subject.
This programme is not available to recent graduates who have been awarded an undergraduate degree in either Computing Science or Software Engineering from the University of Glasgow.
These applicants should apply for the MSc Computing Science, or, if not already graduated, should consider continuing to the integrated MSci award.
Months of entry
Computer systems are frequently compromised by the efforts of opportunistic hackers. In many countries, legislation is forcing companies to take information security more seriously. Information security requires a clear understanding of relevant technological, social, and organizational issues, as well as the relationships between them. The Masters in Information Security is a specialist version of the MSc (Computing Science) which will provide you with a thorough grounding in computational aspects of information security together with experience of conducting a substantial development or research project focussed on Information Security techniques, preparing you for responsible positions in the Information Security and IT industries.
- The School of Computing Science is ranked 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019).
- The MSc in Computing Science is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).
- Our specialist MSc graduates in Computing Science, Software Engineering and Information Security are recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP Further Learning) and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist (CSci). These programmes have also been awarded the Euro-Info Master Label.
- The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
- You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
- You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The Masters in Information Security provides you with a thorough grounding in professional software development, together with experience of developing a project proposal and conducting a development project: preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions