Taught course

Networks and Security

Institution
University of Kent · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides a broad coverage of computer networks, computer security and mobile device technologies. It looks in depth at some of the security issues that fixed and wireless networks are subject to, and the current solutions employed to address these problems.

This course will appeal to computing graduates seeking careers in the network or network security industries, or those who wish to carry on with this topic as an area of research. All taught Master's programmes at Canterbury are available with an optional industrial placement.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation, except for the MSc in IT Consultancy for which the practical consultancy work is assessed through a series of reports covering each of the projects undertaken.

All taught Master's programmes at Canterbury are available with an optional industrial placement or may be combined with a Pre-Master's course to form an International Master's programme.

Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation, except for the MSc in IT Consultancy for which the practical consultancy work is assessed through a series of reports covering each of the projects undertaken.

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. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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