A first, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related subject.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
Computer security remains a hot topic in the media and there is strong demand for graduates with technical skills in this area. The programme addresses computer and information security holistically because vulnerability in any one component can compromise an entire system.
This includes computer architectures, operating systems, network technologies, data storage and software development processes. A wide range of threats and other security issues (for example, denial-of-service attacks, hacking, viruses and worms) are covered along with defences and countermeasures.
The programme is aimed at computing graduates who are seeking careers as computer security professionals or who are interested in research. All taught Master’s programmes at Canterbury are available with an optional industrial placement.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Computing
- +44 (0)1227 764000