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MScComputer Network Security

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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This programme is for graduates of computer science, computer engineering or a cognate discipline who wish to develop specialist computer network security capabilities, including the secure management and implementation of LANs, WANs and associated infrastructure.

The programme has a particular emphasis on network security, management and implementation. Our option courses enable students to specialise in particular areas of interest in aspects of network and systems security. The content of the programme is informed by industry professionals and advisers and includes industrial standard software and procedures.

We offer excellent specialist networking facilities in the Internet Security Research Laboratory (ISRL) with a wide range of operating systems and a range of industrial standard software (e.g. Metasploit, Wireshark, Scapy, EnCase)

The aims of the programme are:

To provide students with an enhanced base of knowledge in current and reflective practice necessary to support a career in computer network security at an advanced professional level
To develop an extensive insight into industrial applications and requirements of computer network security
To develop a critical insight into management issues relating to business operation, with particular regard to computer network security
To develop a comprehensive knowledge of ICT tools and techniques used in management and implementing computer networks, with a security focus.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Engineering and Implementation of Secure Computer Networks (30 credits)
Research Methodology (15 credits)
Engineering & Management of Secure Computer Networks (30 credits)
Strategy & Management (15 credits)
Individual Project (60 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Information & Network Security Engineering (15 credits)
Database Security and Administration (15 credits)
Engineering Forensics, Communications and Law (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme students may seek employment for roles such as Information Security Analyst, Firewall/Security Administrator, Information Security Architect and Network Security Engineer.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States