MSc Computer and Information Security

University of Portsmouth

Program Description

MSc Computer and Information Security

University of Portsmouth

MSc Computer and Information Security (2015 entry)

Suitable for current and training security professionals, this course provides a detailed and contemporary education in computer and IT security.

It covers security at various stages of the software development process – its specification, implementation and its capability of digital forensics analysis, resulting in your deep understanding of the value of security.

On this course you can:

  • Learn to select and apply security mechanisms and methods such as cryptographic software operations to improve the security of a computer system
  • Manage a real-life computer engineering or study project using appropriate techniques for writing and reasoning about security policies
  • Use a range of digital forensic tools in the context of a digital investigation

What opportunities might it lead to?

In an increasingly complex digital world, where threats towards personal sensitive data and digital assets relevant to areas of national defence, IT industry and large-scale sciences, are becoming ever more subtle, this course in computer security leads to new prospects for building a professional career in this exciting and important field of security.

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as Computer Sciences, Information Security, Software Engineering, Forensics or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications in IT security.

English language requirements

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 5.5

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 13, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
5,000 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 5,000 GBP
-UK/EU - £5,000: -Non EU - £13,100