University to offer part-time MSc course in information security


University to offer part-time MSc course in information security

Tash Shifrin

University College London will launch a part-time MSc degree in information security in September, following the successful introduction of a full-time course last year.

The course aims to meet the increasing demand for information security skills in the IT industry.

Ingemar Cox, academic director for the information security MSc, said, "A side effect of increased business connectivity is greater exposure to information security issues. By equipping our graduates with the hands-on capabilities needed to run effective security policies in companies, we are helping UK industry bridge the security skills gap.

"The training and experiences shared on this course will lay the foundation for a new generation of information security experts who will help protect the information infrastructure of large and small businesses."

Students can take the course either at University College London's main campus in Bloomsbury, central London, or at the postgraduate campus at Adastral Park, near Ipswich.

The part-time MSc is studied over two years, compared with one year for full-time students. Although timetables are not yet finalised, it is expected that lectures would take place on five mornings a week.

Prospective students need a first-class or upper second-class batchelors degree in computer science or electronic engineering. The course costs £15,080 for UK and EU students.


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