The ISG offers an advanced MSc degree as an interdisciplinary course which embraces a range of technologies such as cryptography, computer security, and fraud detection, and also includes the study of how security can best be managed. The degree is designed to introduce the technical, legal and commercial aspects of Information Security and consists of six taught course modules and a research project. Of the six modules, four are mandatory core modules; the other two are optional modules chosen by the student from a list of options. Each module usually consists of three hours of lectures per week, sometimes with tutorials and practical work. The MSc is available through two distinct pathways: Technical Pathway, and Secure Digital Business Pathway. Students must: hold a second class honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London (a relevant discipline includes, but is not restricted to, computer science, electronics, information systems and mathematics) and have an advanced level of ability in English. For this purpose, applicants may be required to pass, or to have passed within the last five years, at the appropriate level, a test of proficiency in English acceptable to the University. Students without a degree but with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.
Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London