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MSc in Information Security awarded full certification by NCSC

UCL’s Department of Computer Science’s MSc in Information Security has been successfully awarded full certification from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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.

NCSC’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.

The MSc in Information Security NCSC full certification lasts five years, and students will need to select Information Security Management as one of their optional modules to receive the NCSC certification. 

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".

 For more information about studying the MSc in Information Security at UCL, visit this page.

Posted 07 Sep 17 11:25