Network & Information Security / with Management Studies Masters (MSc): Course features
What this course offers you
The Network and Information Security course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to equip you with a technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
The project/dissertation gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. It is usually relevant to your career so provides an excellent selling point when you are looking for a job or promotion.
If you are an overseas student, we will help you to carry out a project either based in your home country or that will be of specific relevance when you return home.
We teach the course in a specialist data communications laboratory, with access to state-of-the-art networking and security equipment from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, Clavister, etc. Industry contacts provide demonstrations of current technology for you to explore. Read more in the Facilities and Links with business and industry sections.
While on the MSc part of the course, you will be able to access 'Cisco Network Academy' material as an optional extra.
We also organise vendor seminars to expose you to current and emerging technologies.
There is currently the opportunity to attend a European Computer Security Summer School. Some sponsored places have been made available each year and will, if available, be awarded based on criteria such as module results.
Teaching staff are research active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge (read more in our Research areas section).
The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you gain skills in:
problem solving and organisation;
data collation, review and synopsis;
communication (oral, written and electronic);
time management; and
co-operation and teamwork.
Each module offers a stimulating balance of study, which may include lectures, practical lab work, group working, case studies and presentations. Industry experts often teach on the courses, enhancing your studies.
You also have the chance to network with other professionals in the same situation as yourself. Our postgraduate students often set up study groups to support and encourage to each other.
We offer a part-time option to help you fit your studies around other commitments.
We also offer a course in Network and Information Security with Management Studies, which allows you to develop key business and management skills.
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