Entry requirements

A first, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related subject with a strong background in programming.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this GCHQ provisionally certified programme you will learn the essential skills to support cyber security within commercial and government organisations. This includes the technical side of encryption, authentication, biometrics, network security, etc as well as information security management and cyber security risk.

This MSc is aimed at computing graduates with strong programming skills seeking careers as cyber security professionals or careers that need a systematic and deep understanding of the subject. It would also be an excellent starting point for those wishing to carry out further research in cyber security.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of unseen written examinations, written and practical coursework, student presentations, individual and group projects.

The substantial research or development project undertaken for other programmes is assessed by dissertation.

Information for international students

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 see our funding web pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Computing
Email
computing@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1227 764000