Taught course

Network and Computer Systems Security

University of Greenwich · School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good first degree in computer science or an equivalent qualification, with some knowledge of computer networks from undergraduate study. • If candidates fall short of these requirements, relevant work experience may be taken into consideration. See entry requirements online for more details or seek an interview with the programme leader.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree in computer science, information systems or other computing-related subjects, with some knowledge of computer networks from study at undergraduate level. It is suitable for both new graduates wishing to specialise in networking and computer security and IT professionals who wish to further their skills and move into this area. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. In addition, it ensures that students have a basic understanding of the international standards and legal and regulatory requirements that pertain to computer security in different nations.

The programme also provides hands-on training in current industry-standard tools for implementing security (such as access control, authentication, encryption and key management). Graduates are therefore able to contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: CISCO Certified Network Associate; Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry.


  • Project (60 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technologies and Design (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • System Administration and Security (15 Credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • One 15-credit option chosen from: Mobile Application Development; Software Tools and Techniques; Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)
  • One 15-credit option chosen from: Computer Crime and Forensics; Mobile and Network Technologies; Enterprise Web Programming (15 credits)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000