Information Security Prof Doc

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Professional Doctorate

  • Prof Doc Information Security, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 4000 annual part-time fee
  • Prof Doc Information Security, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 6370 annual part-time fee


Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

This programme is targeted at those employed in the Information Security area, seeking to enhance the research dimension of their work via a qualification that is tailored to their professional needs. Students who complete the Professional Doctorate regularly achieve enhanced employment status and all continue to pursue fulfilling careers within the fields of information security and digital forensics.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

This unique course offers a professional doctoral qualification in the expanding area of information security. Most of the course is based on negotiated learning, which means you will construct research-based learning around your interests and experience. 

The danger of cybercrime is growing and is affecting individuals, governments and organisations across the world. From phishing to hacking, scamming to grooming, botnets to cyberterrorism, the range and variety of threats seem to expand constantly. 

This Prof Doc addresses system vulnerabilities and explores preventative measures, repair and detection. This course is aimed at professionals working within the information security area who wish to develop their research-based practice. 

As a result of the rapid growth in both the availability of global information structures and the number of users, information security professionals face major challenges in providing services that are accessible and safe. Keeping business channels flexible and easy to use, while guarding against cyber criminals, is an ongoing project. 

We aim to improve professional practice in the information security area through our research methods.

Our course leaders continuously update their expertise, carrying out leading research within this market.

How you'll learn

This is an extremely flexible programme that facilitates the professional and academic learning of information security students at different stages of their careers. It offers a range of post-qualifying and academic awards – including the Professional Doctorate in Information Security.

How you will be assessed

Taught modules assessment:

  • In all level 8 modules students must obtain: 60% overall with a minimum component mark of 50%
  • In all level 7 modules students must obtain: 50% overall with a minimum component mark of 40%
  • Students who, after the appropriate reassessment attempts, are unable to pass one or more of core taught modules will not achieve the award of Professional Doctorate.
  • Students who are unable to gain enough credits from the taught modules may be eligible exit with a lesser award.
  • Students who are unsuccessful in any level 8 module of assessment may be re-assessed on one further occasion only.
  • Students who are unsuccessful in any level 7 module of assessment may be re-assessed on three further occasions.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.