Information Security, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #65 (QS) ,
The Masters in Information Security at University of Glasgow provides you with a thorough grounding in professional software development, together with experience of developing a project proposal and conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.


The Masters in Information Security is offered at University of Glasgow

Why This Programme?

  • The School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked achieving 2nd in Scotland and 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide )
  • The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
  • You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
  • You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Career Prospects

You will be well qualified for responsible software development positions, not only in the IT sector but also in many other sectors such as education, engineering, health services, financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and transport. Expertise in information security is particularly prized by employers. You will also be well qualified to proceed to a PhD in computing science.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:

  • Web Developer at Bazookas Studios.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Crytography and secure development
  • Cyber security fundamentals
  • Cyber security forensics
  • Enterprise cyber security
  • Human-centred security
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Safety critical systems
  • Masters team project
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements:

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) with computing as a major subject.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements, please visit programme website.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time 20 credits £850

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Funding opportunities
  • School of Computing Science: International Excellence Awards
  • College of Science and Engineering Deans' Award
  • College of Science and Engineering Graduate School
  • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount
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