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Information Security degrees abroad

As the globe becomes increasingly digitized, safeguarding digital information from security threats has never been more important. By enrolling in an information security program, you’ll learn how to safely store, protect, and transmit data.

You’ll take classes in everything from cryptography and network security, to cyber law, and software development. You’ll analyze specific threats like software corruption, fraud, hacking, and terrorism, before considering how they can be managed and eradicated.

Businesses, organizations, and governments exchange huge quantities of digital information at the international level every day. By studying abroad, you’ll appreciate the sophistication of global communications systems, as well as seeing first-hand how threats to electronic data are managed around the world.

Information Security program structure

You can study a BSc in information security over three years, or four years if you participate in a 12-month placement. Sandwich years are one of the best ways to consolidate your knowledge, gain industry insight, and build your professional skills.

If you opt to pursue your bachelor’s in the US, you’ll follow the four-year liberal arts model. This means completing two years of general education, before majoring in information security at the end of your second year.

Master’s degrees in information security are widely available and extremely popular amongst students looking to take their knowledge and employability to the next level. They typically take one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

You can take your education further still by completing a doctorate degree. These research-focused programs usually take between four and six years to finish.

Information security programs blend theoretical lectures, seminars, and tutorials with practical laboratories and workshops. While no two programs cover exactly the same content, most universities will introduce students to the following core units:

  • Introduction to information security
  • Information security risk assessment and management
  • Cryptography and security mechanisms
  • Computer and operating systems security
  • Security technologies and software
  • Digital forensics
  • Security testing
  • Cyber law and ethics

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Information security undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in information security

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    Business (Information Security) - BA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,199 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration: Information Security - BA California State University, San Bernardino, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,721 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,722 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Computer Science and Information Security - BSc John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,880 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,880 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Information Security - BSc Lipscomb University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,859 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,860 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Information Security - BS Marywood University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,534 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,534 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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Information security graduate programs

Master's in information security

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    Information Security - MSc Keiser University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,911 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,912 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Information Security & Assurance - MSc Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,301 USD

    Start date
    May, June, August, January
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    Information Security and Digital Forensics - MISDF Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,599 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,701 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Information Systems: Information Security - MScIS Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 USD

    Start date
    April, August, January
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    Information Systems: Information Security and Assurance - MSc Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,171 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in information security

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    Information Security - GradDip Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,090 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,327 CAD

    Start date
    May, September
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Future information security careers

In our fast-paced technical world, all businesses and organizations must protect the computerized information they hold about consumers and company processes. Therefore, you’ll graduate with a range of exciting career prospects in a vast array of sectors.

Your outstanding IT, analytical, and problem-solving skills will make you a frontrunner for roles including:

  • Chief information security officer
  • Information security analyst
  • Information security crime investigator
  • IT security engineer
  • Security software developer
  • Cryptographer
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Information security consultant

Most universities have dedicated careers advisors who’ll be happy to discuss future plans and ambitions with you. They can also point you in the direction of work experience opportunities and help you sharpen your interview techniques.