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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Network Security teaches the theory, methods and tools of computer network security. It imparts the knowledge and skills needed to keep computer networks safe from attacks and threats by teaching how to formulate security policies, deploy network security solutions and validate their effectiveness. The programme offers as well a detailed understanding of contemporary issues in network security research areas. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.


This module enables students to develop skills in critical thinking, research planning, academic writing and experimental design appropriate for a post-graduate programme. To enable students to gain skills in project planning; to give students an awareness of legal, social, ethical and professional issues relevant for IT practitioners. To enhance students' employability by development of job seeking and career planning skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requires a good honours degree that includes substantial academic and practical knowledge of Computing and IT. Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work performance are at MSc level.