MSc Network and Computer Systems Security
This programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree in computer science, information systems or another computing-related subject, with some knowledge of computer networks studied at undergraduate level. It is suitable for both new graduates wishing to specialise in computer security and IT professionals who wish to further their skills and move into this area.
It covers the relevant skills, software and hardware technologies as well as more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It will, in addition, ensure that students have a basic understanding of the legal, regulatory requirements, and international standards requirements, pertaining to computer security in different nations.
Students will gain an understanding of the threats to networks, information systems and servers of businesses. They will learn to administer and manage business-critical distributed applications and configure relevant security options. They will be exposed to industry standard software and hardware systems for security management.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
PG Project (CIS) (60 credits) Cyber Security (15 credits) Audit and Security (15 credits) System Administration and Security (15 credits) Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits) Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits) Network Architectures and Services (15 credits) MSc Induction English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences).
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.
Mobile Application Development (15 credits) Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits) Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits) Enterprise Web Programming (15 credits) Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits) Penetration Testing (15 credits) Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits).
See entry requirements online for more details or seek an interview with the programme leader. Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.