Taught course

Computer Systems Security

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants should have a computing background with very good IT skills, or extensive experience of the relevant sector. The course also welcomes international applicants and requires an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

As the use of information systems is now widespread in the lives of individuals, business and society, the security of computer systems is increasingly important. The significance of information security and the demand for relevant skills has been emphasised recently by
high-profile incidents concerning the privacy of personal data and security of financial information.

This specialist MSc course focuses on the technical aspects of computer systems security and systems administration, particularly penetration testing. It is accredited by the Tiger Scheme and will give you exemption from some of its professional examinations.

You will be taught by an internationally-recognised team from the University’s Information Security Research Group, and external speakers contribute to delivering the latest expertise and developments.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
03455 76 77 78
01443 654050