Internet Computing and Network Security MSc/Diploma
MSc: 1 year full-time, Diploma: 7 months full-time (both may be taken part-time)
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 is almost a guarantee for a successful career.
This programme aims to give students a broad, comprehensive and detailed knowledge about all aspects of computer networks.
Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, the programme provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security and programming as well as wireless networks.
Graduates achieve the necessary qualification to seek employment in industry immediately and gain a solid basis from which to obtain industry professional certificates.
Core Technical Modules (six months):
- Network Modelling and Performance
- Internet Systems
- Internet Protocol Design
- Building Secure Networks
- Cryptography and Secure Systems
- Wireless Networks
Dissertation Project (six months):
- Project Preparation and Research Methods
- Individual Project
Taught modules, with a total modular weight of 90 credits, assessed by coursework and examination. Dissertation Project: 90 credits.
Based on application form, CV and confidential reports from named referees. In certain cases, candidates are invited for interview. Candidates must hold a degree in Computer Science or an allied discipline.
Sponsorships and Scholarships
The Department awards University Scholarships to a number of highly qualified international students. External funding may also be available.
When studied full-time, this programme is delivered over a single year with the first six months dedicated to taught core technical modules and the remaining six months devoted to a dissertation project, including a preparatory module. The project provides a sound research grounding for subsequent work and study.
Taught modules are delivered in intensive three week blocks. This structure may appeal to those in employment who wish to study on a part-time basis.
When studying part-time, students undertake one or more modules each year finishing with the dissertation project work, usually completed in a year.
To maintain the relevance of previous study, part-time students are recommended to complete the programme in as short a time as possible, although up to seven years is permitted.
Modules listed are correct at the time of publication, however, we constantly review content, so modules may change. For up-to-date information see the Computer Science website.
* Entrance requirements are in addition to the general entrance requirements.