University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Computer and Information Security

Suitable for current and training security professionals, this course provides a detailed and contemporary education in computer and information technology security. It covers security at various stages of the software development process as its specification, implementation and its capability of digital forensics analysis, resulting in your deep understanding of the value of security.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject such as computer sciences, information security, software engineering, forensics or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications in information technology security. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Computer security; computer forensic investigation and cryptography; formal approaches to software development; risk management and data analysis; Master�s project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written assignments, presentations as well as group and individual lab-based assessments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,370 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2555