Postgraduate study2015 Prospectus

Taught programmes


Internet Computing and Network Security

Department of Computer Science

Year of entry: 2015

1 year full-time (available part-time)

Programme information

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.


Taught modules, with a total modular weight of 120 credits, assessed by coursework and in-class tests. Project: 60 credits.

Entry Qualification and Selection

Based on application form, CV, transcripts and confidential reports from named referees. In certain cases, candidates are invited for interview. Candidates must hold at least a lower second class degree in Computer Science or an allied discipline.

Sponsorships, Scholarships and Bursaries

The Department awards University Scholarships and Department Bursaries to a number of highly qualified students. External funding may also be available.

Module Delivery

Full-time MSc programmes are of 12 months duration. Modules are based over two 15 week semesters with the rest of the 12 months spent on a guided personal research project. Many of our students undertake industry-oriented projects.

The intensive 2-3 week module teaching structure may appeal to those in employment who wish to study on a part-time basis. 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 for the MSc.

Modules listed are correct at the time of publication, however, we continually review content, so modules may change.

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