University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Information Security

The electronic collection, transmission, processing, storage and retrieval of digital information are present in all spheres of our modern computerised society. Most existing commercial and private services can no longer be imagined without the underlying infrastructure and technology for handling the digital information. As such, protection of digital information from unauthorised access and use (as well as resilience of the underlying network infrastructure and systems to various sorts of attacks and their proactive protection against the prevalent cyber threat) has become one of the main challenges of the technological development of our society.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a 1st degree in computing or cognate discipline from a UK university or the international equivalent. They should have obtained the degree at 2.1 level or higher. In exceptional circumstances, work experience may also be considered if the candidate has achieved less than a 2.1. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in every component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Asymmetric cryptography; information and network security; multimedia security and digital forensics; secure systems and applications; symmetric cryptography. Optional modules (choose 3): Cloud computing; databases and knowledge discovery; enterprise systems development; information assurance and security analysis; information security for business and government; information security management; project mManagement and business strategy.

Assessment methods

In your final dissertation, you will apply your knowledge of learned concepts and techniques, or conduct original research work on the design and development of innovative security mechanisms and applications.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (EU fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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