University of Kent

University of Kent

Information Security and Biometrics

This programme offers an advanced level of learning by providing you with a thorough understanding of the theories, concepts and techniques for the design, development and effective use of secure information systems. Graduates of this programme are then capable of adapting to changes in the field and of leading it in innovation. The MSc is designed for practitioners, professionals and graduates with an interest in information security, access control technologies, and application domains using biometric identification and verification systems.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 or higher honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject with a strong IT component. We assess applicants on an individual basis, with professional experience taken into consideration.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a presentation and dissertation. The Research Methods and Project Design module is examined by several components of continuous assessment. The other modules are assessed by examinations and smaller components of continuous assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,690 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272