MSc in Information Security provides the foundations for a rewarding career in the growing cyber security industry or further doctoral research
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
- Computer Security I (COMP0054) (15 credits)
- Computer Security II (COMP0055) (15 credits)
- Introduction to Cryptography (COMP0025) (15 credits)
- Research in Information Security (COMP0057) (15 credits)
- MSc Information Security Dissertation (COMP0064) (60 credits)
Students choose 60 credits from the following:
- People and Security (COMP0056) (15 credits)
- Applied Cryptography and Cryptanalysis (COMP0058) (15 credits)
- Information Security Management (COMP0059) (15 credits)
- Malware (COMP0060) (15 credits)
- Privacy Enhancing Technologies (COMP0061) (15 credits)
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Security and Privacy (COMP0063) (15 credits)
- Distributed Systems and Security (COMP0133) (15 credits)
- Cybercrime (SECU0043) (15 credits)
Please note: the availability and delivery of optional modules may vary, depending on your selection.
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation (maximum length of 100 pages).