Information and Network Security

Robert Gordon University

12 months
14950 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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With the MSc Information and Network Security degree offered at the Robert Gordon University you learn how to store, manipulate and communicate valuable and confidential information electronically. However, a number of threats compromise the security of this information. 2015/16 entry free places available for Scottish/EU Students.


The MSc Information and Network Security, offered by Robert Godon University, aims to produce computing specialists who are able to design and maintain secure information systems and networks.

This course is designed to satisfy the demands of industry and IT providers for software developers and computing practitioners who:

  • know the legal requirements of information security and are able to implement current information security standards;
  • are proficient in the use of state-of–the-art principles, techniques, tools and methodologies for the design, implementation and maintenance of secure information systems;
  • are able to design and maintain secure computer networks;
  • can safely recover an information system or network from a successful security attack.

Job Prospects

The course prepares you for a career in cyber security. Job roles include: IT Security Engineer, Digital Forensics Analyst, Network Manager, IT Security Auditor, IT Risk Specialist and E-business Security Analyst. The course also prepares students for research careers by providing the skills necessary of an effective researcher. Suitable MSc graduates may continue to PhD programmes within the school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network Switching and Routing
  • Information Security Management
  • Security Testing
  • Systems Programming And Security
  • Professional Development and Research Skills
  • Incident Management And Forensics
  • Database And Web Security
  • Network Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 28 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Computing or related subject such as Electronics and Information Systems.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Rest of UK Students


  • £6,920 entire course


  • £2,750 year 1
  • £2,750 year 2
  • £1,420 year 3


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