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baburkhan asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I want to do Masters in Information Security. Can You please
tell me the best universities in uk for doing masters in information security. I have found the following universities offering masters in information security but the i dont know the universities at lower rank from 3 to 9 are worth studying there? Can you please rank these universities accoring to the quality of teaching and job hunting? can you tell me any other university which is best for information security other than these? i am a overseas student. can you help me please

1.University College London
2.Royal holloway
3.oxford brookes
4.east london university
5.university of westminster
6.university of plymouth
7.university of glamorgan
8.anglia ruskin university
9.london metropolitan  university

i have sent my documents to UCL and Royal Holloway but i found that they do not accept a student having score lower than 5.0 in speaking but overall i got 6.5 in IELTS which is there requirement to study a postgraduate course. i am not sure they will accept me or not is there any way to ask them to send me a un-conditional acceptance letter? so i am confused to select another university as the deadline is coming near and near and i want to take admission as early as possible. I will appreciate your help and suggestions.
Thanks a lot in advance.
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Hi there dear.

Royal Holloway is ranked among the UK's top university institutions for both teaching and research. (answers.com

UCL was ranked fourth within the UK and 25th in the top 500 world universities.

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Don't accept anything less than the best.  Polish up your English and get your ass into UCL or Holloway.  UCL probably better as it's in central London and there's a good party scene.  Holloway's out of town.


i dont consider what is in or out of town, i am more interested in my future and quality of education but i want to assist my studies with my job. SO which one will be the best , UCL and Royal Holloway for Studying MSc in Info Sec and why?
What is the job Scope after doing MSc from Holloway?
How much i can earn after doing Msc from Holloway?


Any Comments Please?i am waiting

Did the links above provide no help in this regard?


Ya they provided some sort of help but i am still in confusion how i compare UCL with Royal Holloway and Westminster. What would be job scope of Information Security , that is what confusing me. If i do Info Sec from Westminster or Royal Holloway what would be my future? where i lay if i dont study from UCL which is in top 50 of world universities?


still no comments from any one?
Royal Hollaway has been doing IS courses the longest, so probably would be a better choice than Westminster or UCL.
As an employer, I would look for experience above qualifications, but would certainly choose someone with an MSc in IS plus a year's experience over someone with just one or two years experience.
An MSc will definitely put you ahead of other candidates, but it won't help accelerate your career.


Then which degree would be best to accerlerate my career?

Phd in IS  OR mixing MSc in Info Sec with MBA?


Any Comments?

If you want a research/academic career, then phd.  If you want something practical, that can get you a job, then Msc/MBA.
Dushan De SilvaTechnology Architect

Better to start with your own innovative solution like new security algorithm. Then you can ask for scholarship with that thesis.

BR Dushan


ok fine, what are the job prospects after doing MSc in information security from Royal Holloway, University of London?
is RHUL good or UCL?

From an employer's perspective, job perspectives would be identical regardless of faculty.  Things like personality and experience are just as important as a good degree, and finding the right job can also depend on the contacts you make along the way.
Go for the course that is of most interest to you...
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