University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Computing (Information Security)

The digital age has enabled us to store, manipulate and access information of previously unimaginable scale and scope. In tandem, we are increasingly vulnerable to malicious data attacks. The security expert plays a vital role here. In this programme, you will develop an understanding of the central importance of security throughout the design and implementation of computer systems and develop the skills to implement and evaluate computer security measures. You will gain an understanding of the threats to computer security and how to counter them, as well as knowledge of legislation relating to data protection and computer crime. The course content conforms to the framework supported by the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT ).

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent; or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualificationand/or work experience; competency in IT. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Cheltenham GL50 2RH South West

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