Doctorate Blended

Information Security

University of East London

60 months
5720 GBP/year
3590 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Information Security programme of the University of East London aims to develop research-based practice amongst professionals currently working within the Information Security area. 


Course summary

As a result of the rapid growth in both the availability of global information structures (e.g. the Internet) and the number of users, information security professionals are facing major challenges providing services that are accessible yet safe. Keeping business channels flexible and easy to use whilst guarding against the e-criminal is an on-going project.

The Information Security programme of the University of East London is currently unique in the UK, offering a professional doctoral qualification in the expanding area of information security. It brings professionals and academia together to inform both theory and practice.

The programme is reviewed and enhanced every year to keep up with the rapid changes and challenges in cyber space. Our syllabus is designed and delivered with the assistance of our industrial liaison board.

The profile and the strength of the IS professional students who are taking this Professional Doctorate degree underpin the programme.

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.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • IT and Internet Law (DL)
  • Seizure & Examination of Computer Systems
  • Applied Research Tools & Techniques
  • Work-based Planning
  • Work-based Practice
  • Research Methods for Technologists

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • Applicants must have current significant work experience in a senior position and a proven commitment to professional, personal and intellectual development.
  • Overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5720 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • National

    3590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3590 GBP per year during 60 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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