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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

In a forever expanding digital age, protecting our data is of vital importance.

Our Information Security MSc sits within our renowned Department of Computer Science and our outstanding Surrey Centre for Cyber Security. Your teaching will be informed by excellent and world-class research. You’ll also benefit from our strong links with local and international industry.

This course is fully certified by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and taught by leading experts in cybersecurity. It will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to pursue a successful career in cyber security.

What you will study

Protecting digital information from unauthorised access and use, and ensuring the resilience of supporting network infrastructure and systems, are significant challenges for the continued technological development of our society.

The science behind our MSc Information Security connects various disciplines, from computer science, electronic engineering and mathematics, to design and critically analyse concepts, mechanisms and technologies used in the depth and breadth cyber security.

Not only will you learn the foundations of systems and information security, such as cryptography, but you'll also be educated on advanced, modern and up-to-date concepts such as the inner makings of electronic payments or distributed ledgers.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

This course opens up a huge range of career opportunities across the cyber security and IT sectors. Recent graduates have gone on to companies such as Bosch, Ernst & Young, IBM UK and RGA Consulting.

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

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    40th out of 113 10

    11th out of 24

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    133 60%

    46th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    19th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

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    3.72 74%

    97th

    50
  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    158 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.42 68%

    23rd

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