Taught course

Information Security

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a Class 2 Division 2 honours degree or equivalent in a subject such as Information Technology, Business Information Technology/Systems, Computer Science, or possibly Business. Suitable For: Graduates of technical degrees who want to focus on the area of security from a professional and technical perspective. Applications from practitioners without formal qualifications but with significant experience of the criminal justice system may also be considered via our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

Months of entry


Course content

Key Benefits:
* Focus on technology and implementation issues related to information security
* Gain a specialist qualification in a rapidly expanding field
* Delivered by members of the leading information systems research group in the UK

Frequent news stories indicate that important systems are being compromised with alarming frequency. Recent (UK) legislation, including the Data Protection Act, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, and the BS7799 standard on Information Security Management (now ISO27001) are forcing companies to take information security more seriously.

Information security requires a clear understanding of relevant technological issues and of the social/organizational issues, as well as the relationships between them.

This course covers these concerns by offering modules that cover security technologies, incident management and support, network quality of service as well as knowledge system architecture.

This course has the support of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Northern Chapter to ensure that the curriculum is relevant to the changing needs of the Information Security industries and professions.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English with at least IELTS band 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £4,750

Part-time £792 per 30 credits

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £3,168

Full-time PgCert £1,584

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £4,845

Part-time £792 per 30 credits

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £3,228

Full-time PgCert £1,614

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Project Work and Case Studies100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545