Taught course

Computing (Information Security)

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification and/or work experience. You should be able to demonstrate competency in IT. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

The digital age has enabled us to store, manipulate and access information of previously unimaginable scale and scope. In tandem, we are increasingly vulnerable to malicious data attacks. The security expert plays a vital role here.

In this programme, you will develop an understanding of the central importance of security throughout the design and implementation of computer systems and develop the skills to implement and evaluate computer security measures.

You will gain an understanding of the threats to computer security and how to counter them, as well as knowledge of legislation relating to data protection and computer crime. The course content conforms to the framework supported by the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquries Team
+44 (0)3330 141414