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MScNetwork and Computer Systems Security

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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This programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree in computer science, information systems or other computing-related subjects, with some knowledge of computer networks from study at undergraduate level. It is suitable for both new graduates wishing to specialise in networking and computer security and IT professionals who wish to further their skills and move into this area. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. In addition, it ensures that students have a basic understanding of the international standards and legal and regulatory requirements that pertain to computer security in different nations.

The programme also provides hands-on training in current industry-standard tools for implementing security (such as access control, authentication, encryption and key management). Graduates are therefore able to contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: CISCO Certified Network Associate; Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry.

Programme structure

Project (60 credits)
Network and Internet Technologies and Design (15 credits)
Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
Cyber Security (15 credits)
Audit and Security (15 credits)
System Administration and Security (15 Credits)
Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
One 15-credit option chosen from: Mobile Application Development; Software Tools and Techniques; Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)
One 15-credit option chosen from: Computer Crime and Forensics; Mobile and Network Technologies; Enterprise Web Programming.

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme, students are proficient in network, computer and systems security and are in a position to follow careers in these areas.

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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