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)
Students choose 60 credits from the following:
- Cryptocurrencies (COMP0143) (15 credits)
- Cybercrime (SECU0043) (15 credits)
- Distributed Systems and Security (COMP0133) (15 credits)
- Information Security Management (COMP0059) (15 credits)
- Malware (COMP0060) (15 credits)
- People and Security (COMP0056) (15 credits)
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Security and Privacy (COMP0063) (15 credits)
- Practical Program Analysis (COMP0174) (15 credits)
- Privacy Enhancing Technologies (COMP0061) (15 credits)
Please note: the availability and delivery of optional modules may vary, depending on your selection.
Students undertake an independent or team-based research project worth 60 credits. The project will be related to a problem of industrial interest or a topic near the leading edge of research, and culminates in a dissertation.
- MSc Information Security Dissertation (COMP0064) (60 credits)