Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, our Internet Security and Network Computing MSc provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security, performance, modeling, simulation and programming, as well as wireless networks.

The internet forms a paradigm shift in the way the world operates and communicates. This has huge significance for the future, and a solid understanding of internet technology can lead on to an ever-increasing variety of stimulating careers.

At Loughborough University, our department of Computer Science has a reputation for innovative research and industry engagement, with leading UK and international companies providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice and additional teaching resources - ensuring what we teach is geared to meet the challenges of this rapidly evolving science. The department has a dynamic, active and internationally renowned research culture with academic staff and researchers currently researching all aspects of networking and communications from mathematical theory to the creation and operation of networked systems.

This expertise informs our cutting-edge MSc in Internet Security and Network Computing, which is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials, industrial guest lectures and computer-based self-managed materials in conjunction with laboratory exercises as applicable.

Throughout our Internet Computing and Network Security programme, you will learn in the excellent study environment the department is able to provide. You will have access to six computer laboratories that boast triple boot (Windows/Linux/MacOs) computers. In addition, you will have access to the labs which offer 24-hour access, as well as support from a team of systems specialists. The building also provides modern study rooms, seminar rooms, specialist labs and breakout spaces for group work and collaboration.

Part of the Internet Computing and Network Security programme is an individual project, completed under supervision, that enables you to apply the latest research and developments in the field to the solution of a complex, practical problem.

What makes this programme different?

  • 4th in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems (Guardian University Guide 2018)

Who should study this programme?

Our Internet Computing and Network Security MSc is designed for students who are looking to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become effective specialist professionals within the computing industries.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking.

English Language Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in the English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

What you'll study

Our Internet Computing and Network Security MSc is designed to provide you with specialised areas of study so that you can understand and apply the theory and practice of internet computing and network security.


Internet Computing and Network Security MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

Compulsory modules

  • Network Modelling and Performance
  • Internet Systems
  • Internet Protocol Design
  • Building Secure Networks
  • Cryptography and Secure Systems
  • Wireless Networks
  • Project Preparation
  • Research Methods
  • Individual Project
The Department of Computer Science is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
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1 year
9,500 GBP
UK/EU students. International fees: £21,000.
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