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About the course

This course is ideal if you are already working on an IT environment, or wish to specialise in information security. You'll learn through academic teaching, industry input and practical skills development — and prepare for a range of exciting IT roles.

  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to work as a computing security professional.
  • Explore a range of cutting-edge systems, tools and techniques.
  • Appreciate the role information security has in an organisation and how it can be implemented and managed.
  • Attain useful accreditation for your career — including CREST Practitioner Security Analyst Certification and BSI ISO27001 certification.

How you learn

This course combines a sound theoretical grounding with useful practical work. Industry input is central to

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Entry Requirements

You need:
• a good level of general education with good analytical skills
• an ambition to develop to a high level in the area of information security
• a degree 2.2 or above in computing or a closely-related discipline.

We will consider your application if you cannot meet the above criteria but have at least one year direct work experience in information security or a closely related discipline.

In some cases we may ask you to take an entrance exam.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English.


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