Course Comparison

Course MSc Computer and Information Security MSci (Hons) Computer Science
Award Master of Science - MSc Integrated Master of Science - MSci (Hons)
Duration 1 year 4 years
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements

A good first degree in computing or a computing-related discipline. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the security area, with competence in computer programming. Professional experience may also be taken into consideration.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

English language requirements

No graduates of BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security from Plymouth University will be accepted.

From a minimum of 2 A levels. All subjects considered but at least one technical subject is preferred e.g. mathematics, physics. Excluding general studies, critical thinking and citizenship. GCSE mathematics grade B/6. 

BTEC/Access/International Baccalaureate: please contact the admissions team at for further advice.

Students on the BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree may transfer to the MSci BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree if they are averaging better than 60 per cent.