Taught course

Computer Networks and Security

Institution
University of Essex · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in computer science, electronics or a related discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MSc Computer Networks and Security gives you an in-depth knowledge and provides a strong practical element.

Our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 95 per cent of our computer science research was rated of internationally recognised quality, with 15 per cent rated as 'world-learning'.

We are one of the largest and best resourced schools in the UK. Our work is supported by extensive networked computer facilities and software aids, together with a wide range of test and instrumentation equipment. Our research covers a range of topics, from materials science and semiconductor device physics, to the theory of computation and the philosophy of computer science, with most of our research groups based around laboratories offering world-class facilities. Our impressive external research funding stands at over £4 million and we participate in a number of EU initiatives and undertake projects under contract to many outside bodies, including government and industrial organisations.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations56
Written coursework / continuous assessment6
Dissertation30 (10000 words)
laboratory assignments8

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719