Detailed course guide
The aim of both the MSc and the Postgraduate Diploma in Network Security is to provide our graduates with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required for a Network Security-related professional position in an organisation.
The programme covers topics such as securing enterprise Infrastructures, building and securing wireless networks, penetration testing (ethical hacking) and security audit, as well as network and security administration.
Students undertake four courses in semester 1 and a further four courses in semester 2.
On this programme, the following taught courses are mandatory:
- Computer Network Security
- Industrial Programming
- Advanced Network Security
- Research Methods and Project Planning
Students can then choose four courses from the following:
- Network Applications
- Mobile Communications and Programming
- Database and Information Systems
- Software Engineering Foundations
- Advanced Software Engineering
- Big Data Management
- Rigorous Methods for Software Engineering
- Data Mining and Machine Learning
- Data Communications and Networking
- Digital Forensics
In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the MSc qualification undertake a Master’s project, which culminates in a dissertation.
For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.
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English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.