Entering for assessments


If your programme requires you to enter for assessments, you will find your assessment entry button on the Assessments page when logged in to the Portal. You will receive an email alert when the assessment entry process is open. 

Important note: Your local assessment centre’s deadline for the receipt of assessment entries may be several weeks before the stated closed data listed on this page. Please contact your centre as soon as you can to check when their entry deadline is.

Cancelling an assessment entry: You may cancel your assessment entry or London centre fee payments up to 14 days after payment by informing us via the 'Ask a question' button on the Home page. You should check your centre's refund policy in relation to their fee. You are strongly advised not to make an assessment entry if you do not feel you will be academically, physically or financially prepared for the assessments.

Assessment timetable dates

Information Security (MSc/PG Dip)

All assessments will take place in a 24 hour window, in three-hour time blocks.

You will be allocated a three-hour time block (based on your geographical location) to download, write and submit your assessment. Your start time will be displayed on your VLE and on your Admission Notice which you will receive three-to-four weeks before your first assessment.

The local times will vary depending on the time zone, please check your time zone and local time carefully. If you have any questions about your time block allocation or if you wish to change your time block, please contact us immediately via the 'Ask a Question’ button in the Student Portal, using the 'Online Assessment’ category, to allow us sufficient time to make any changes.


IYM001 - Security management
Date:Wednesday, 01 May 2024

IYM015 - Digital forensics
Date: Friday, 03 May 2024

IYM005 - Application security
Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2024

IYM002 - An introduction to cryptography and security mechanisms
Date: Thursday, 09 May 2024

IYM004 - Computer security
Date: Friday, 10 May 2024

IYM017 - Human aspects of information security and privacy
Date: Monday, 13 May 2024

IYM003 - Network security
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2024

IYM010 - Cybercrime
Date: Friday, 17 May 2024

IYM008 - Advanced cryptography
Date: Monday, 20 May 2024

IYM016 - Security testing - theory and practice
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024

IYM011 - Project
Date: Friday, 24 May 2024