This course provides both intensive practical training and a profound theoretical education, extending beyond the technicalities of network security to cover strategic and organisational issues. During your studies, you will work with our LTE test bed and Blade Server, and you will learn how to access and configure cloud-based networks. You will be encouraged to learn, explore and work within our award-winning technology centre and its five specialist laboratories equipped with the latest industry-standard hardware and software, including OPNET, Wireshark, MATLAB, Simulink, OpNet Modeller 17.0, OMNeT++ , NI and Cisco technology such as Packet Tracer. Depending on the Covid-19 related restrictions in place at the time, the teaching may take place either online with remote/virtual access to specialised hardware equipment and industry standard software or on campus following the required restrictions. Practical work is an important part of every module, and unless you're already in employment, we'll encourage and support you to finding a placement for up to 12 weeks, during which you'll work on your independent research project. Access to placements will be dependent on individual employer organisations and any Covid-19 restrictions they may have in place. Our strong research profile ensures our courses remain innovative. We have developed our own WSN, Senso LAB, and have also undertaken notable research in areas such as MIMO, LTE and LTE Advanced The course is designed for those students who have previously studied computing at university level or who are currently working in the sector, and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject.
Computer Networks and Internetworking (15 Credits) - Compulsory Operating Systems and Application Environments (15 Credits) - Compulsory Security Solutions and Applications (30 Credits) - Compulsory Penetration Testing and Forensics (30 Credits) - Compulsory Network Security and Mechanisms (15 Credits) - Compulsory Cyber Security and Legal Regulations (15 Credits) - Compulsory Individual PG Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory
As well as exams, tests and your research project, you’ll be assessed through practical assignments, including laboratory work, and coursework including essays, reports, presentations and class discussions. Some assessed work will be group work. You will receive regular feedback on your work, including your assessed coursework and your exams.
We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in computer science, science or engineering Candidates with other degrees but with relevant work experience will also be considered.
English language requirements
|With at least 6.0 in each component
|With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
|With at least 51 in all components
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.