StudyQA — PhD: Information Security — University of East London


Information Security

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4.23 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 7.07 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:2619 Duration:12 months

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Programme structure

The doctorate comprises four core modules which make up Part 1:· Information Technology and Internet Law · Research Preparation and Planning · Seizure and Examination of Computer Systems· Understanding the Research Process and Context. In addition, you will be required to complete a 40,000-word thesis as Part 2 of the doctorate.

Career opportunities

The doctorate provides opportunities to develop specialist skills and leadership capacities. It is expected that the programme will considerably enhance your career pathways within information security.


The IT and Internet Law module provides a background to governance of the technology and the humans who use it, whilst Seizure and Examination of Computer Systems provides a response platform for situations where potentially a crime has been committed.
Applied Research Tools and Techniques provides a sophisticated toolset of research techniques and Research Methods for Technologists provides highly specialised approaches.

Three modules are tailored to the students workplace with their research-based learning: Work-based Planning, Work-based Practice and Project Portfolio. The Research Conference module is designed to encourage more reflective, innovative ways of presenting research findings and responding to feedback.

Modules studied on this course

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


Good master´s degree (or equivalent) and three years´ professional experience. Applicants without these qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in the light of their professional and academic experience

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