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Information Security Degree certified as GCHQ Cyber Security standard

UCL Computer Science's Masters Degree Programme in Information Security has been successfully certified to the 'GCHQ Certified Master's degree in General Cyber Security' standard.

An assessment panel convened comprising of experts from the public and private sectors, as well as independent academics, and spent one and a half days assessing the 16 applications and engaging in serious debate before coming to their decisions.

Master’s degree programmes in cyber security can broaden the understanding of security concepts and technologies and provide a bridge between undergraduate education and careers in cyber security. However, with so many UK universities running Master’s degrees containing cyber security content, it can be difficult for students and employers alike to assess the quality on offer and identify the degree that best suits someone’s preferred career path.

GCHQ's aim is to identify and recognise the very best cyber security education in the UK and UCL's MSc Information Security now joins an exclusive list of degree programmes that should attract high quality students from around the world; attract employers to recruit skilled staff and develop the cyber skills of existing employees; and attract prospective students to make better informed choices when looking for a highly valued qualification.

MSc Information Security Programme Director Dr Emiliano de Cristofaro says:

"This is a very important step for our programme as it allows us to join a global community of leaders in information security education. We look forward to continue moving forward together with this community and train the future engineers, researchers, and practitioners who will keep our systems and infrastructures secure, building on the excellence and rigour deeply ingrained in UCL Computer Science's fabric".

Further details about the specific modules and programme path which has been certified, please see our Information Security programme page or contact the Programme Administrator.

Posted 11 May 16 16:14