Information for Prospective Students
The ISG is justifiably proud of its tradition of information security education. The ISG launched its flagship MSc Information Security masters degree programme in 1992, which was the first such programme in the world.
Over 3000 students from more than 100 countries have graduated from this programme. The success of the MSc Information Security degree is undoubtedly due to its focus on education for the needs of government and industry. This success was recognised in 2014 when Royal Holloway became one of only four UK universities to gain full GCHQ certification of their Cyber Security Masters programmes. The uniqueness of this programme is that it develops a comprehensive all-round appreciation of information security, backed up in all areas by the strength and breadth of expertise of the ISG's network of academics and security professionals.
The unique contribution made by the ISG's MSc Information Security was recognised by a prestigious The Queen's Anniversary Prize in 1998. The Prize citation is as follows:
'This pioneering Group provides a unique national resource for the training of information security specialists and the development of highly secure communications and computer systems. It offers world-leading independent expertise in a field of national importance where trust and integrity are paramount. '
The ISG currently supports the following programmes:
The College also offers Postgraduate Open Evenings where prospective applicants can speak to ISG staff to find out more about the course. Please visit the Postgraduate Open Evening webpage to find out more.
Why study MSc Information Security at Royal Holloway?