M.Sc. Online

Information Security

University of London

24 months
8868 GBP/year
8868 GBP/year
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This Information Security degree from University of London addresses both the technical and management aspects of cyber security. Learn about cryptography, computer and network security, and security management from one of the foremost academic security groups in the world. 


By studying this Information Security degree from University of London, you will:

  • Gain the cyber security skills required for senior level careers.
  • Enhance your career prospects as a security specialist with a wide range of companies.
  • Benefit from Royal Holloway’s expertise and consulting experience.
Modes of study: Online

Career opportunities 

This degree will help you gain the cyber security skills required for senior level careers by focusing on principles and best management techniques. The expertise and consulting experience at Royal Holloway ensures that the degree remains commercially relevant to the marketplace. Our graduates can be found in many organisations, ranging from large financial institutions and consultancies through to technology and research-oriented organisations. They also act as security specialists within a wide range of companies.

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Security management
  • Network security
  • Computer security 
  • Application security
  • Advanced cryptography 
  • Cybercrime

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • MSc - 180 
  • PGDip - 120



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) that is comparable to a UK second-class honours degree from an institution acceptable to the University. Relevant disciplines to Information Security might include computer science, electronics, information systems, or mathematics.
  • If you don’t have a first degree but you do have relevant industry experience, we will consider your application on its own merits.

Work experience

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8868 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17736 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8868 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17736 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Total MSc: 17736
  • Total PGDip: 13676
  • Individual module (taken on a standalone basis): 2320
  • Individual modules (reduced fee alumni): 1407


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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