Taught course

Internet Computing and Network Security

Loughborough University · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

This is an advanced programme. Entrants should hold a minimum lower second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a subject with a substantial element of computing.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Course structure
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

Additional information
Taught modules, with a total modular weight of 90 credits, assessed by coursework and examination. Dissertation Project: 90 credits.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222496