Taught course

Internet, Computer and System Security

Institution
University of Bradford · School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

* 2:2 or above, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study * If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. 5 years') relevant work experience, your application may also be considered

Months of entry

September

Course content

With the ongoing expansion of the internet and its associated
applications such as e-commerce, the secure transmission of
information over the internet and its constituent systems has
become a major issue. The main goal of this course is to prepare
professionally-trained graduates for industry.
You will be able to understand the security issues faced by
modern connected businesses, and develop secure and reliable
computer and network systems. Privacy and data protection will
form a key element of the programme.
Our MSc in Internet, Computer and System Security comprises
both advanced computer science and particular developments
in security and reliability. The course identifies the objects to be
secured, which may be hardware, software or information; the
effects of security challenges such as disclosure or destruction;
the nature of the challenges, which could be the accidental or
deliberate denial of service; and the protection measures, which
may be technological or administrative.
This course meets a new and growing demand for specialists
in this area. In particular the course is designed for graduates
wishing to enhance their undergraduate studies in core
computing topics along with advanced study of reliability and
security, to equip them for senior positions with responsibility for
the IT-based security of an organisation.
Special Features:
* This course is accredited by the British Computer Society
Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option
Stage 1 60 Credits (4 x Core Modules):
* Computer Architecture and Systems (10 Credits) (C)
* Computer Crime Investigation* (20 Credits split over both Stages) (C)
OR
* Incidence Response and Novel Approaches to Security*
(20 Credits split over both Stages) (C)
* Networks and Protocols (20 Credits) (C)
* Security, Privacy and Data Protection (20 Credits) (C)
Stage 2 60 Credits (3 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):
* Computer Crime Investigation* (20 Credits split over both Stages) (C)
OR
* Incidence Response and Novel Approaches to Security*
(20 Credits split over both Stages) (C)
* Internet Security and Protocols (20 Credits) (C)
* Introduction to Cryptography (10 Credits) (C)
* Advanced Simulation Modelling (20 Credits) (O)
* Artificial Intelligence with Applications (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 3:
* Dissertation (60 Credits) (C)
* Students must take either one or other of these modules, but not both

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
course-enquiries@bradford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1274 234286