University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Information Security

Protecting digital information from unauthorised access and use, and ensuring the resilience of the underlying network infrastructure and systems, are key challenges for the continued technological development of our society. The science behind this programme connects various disciplines; from computer science, electronic engineering and mathematics, to design concepts, mechanisms and technologies for effective protection of digital information, communication infrastructures and computing systems. Focused on key information security concepts, mechanisms and technologies, our programme examines fundamental and advanced topics in important areas of modern information security, striving to achieve a balance between theoretical foundations and practical experience.

Course modules

Example module listing: Dissertation; Information and Network Security; Symmetric Cryptography; Asymmetric Cryptography; Information Security Management; Multimedia Security and Digital Forensics; Secure Systems and Applications; Information Security for Business and Government; Project Management and Business; Strategy; Database Systems; Cloud Computing.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 36 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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