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Full time | Holloway | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cryptography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why study this course?

Our Cryptography MSc course will give you the opportunity to explore a specialist area of study relating to information security that is based on mathematical theory and computer science.

The high demand for cryptography specialists in the business and technology industries offers defined and fulfilling career opportunities and facilitates entry into roles that require a master’s specialism.

More about this course

Whether you want to understand the potential of blockchain or examine how your identity and data is protected online, our Cryptography MSc course will give you the tools to examine and learn about information security in the digital age.

Cryptography is based on mathematical theory and computer science. It is the construction and analysis of protocols that prevent third parties or the public from reading private messages. Information security underpinned by cryptographic techniques is key to life in the digital age, with social media and e-commerce increasingly reliant on strong algorithms to protect sensitive personal data. This course is, therefore, an excellent starting point if you want to have a career in developing and applying information security algorithms.

The skills you’ll gain on this course will be applicable to the wider information security area, including:

digital communication platforms (protecting calls and texts)
banking (card technology and account protection)
internet protocols (protecting transaction details using SSL, SSH)
corporate computer security and the delivery of integrity confidentiality and authenticity

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework and short answer tests to evaluate your skills in using cryptography methods and tools. Exams will also assess your level of understanding of analysing and designing crypto systems and implementing algorithms.

Your final project will be a dissertation, which aims to assess your theoretical knowledge, analytical and technological skills, and decision-making potential.

Where this course can take you

Cryptography applies in many areas of industry where extensive data processing, electronic communications or software development takes place. As a result, this cryptography qualification will provide wider employment opportunities than a traditional computer, software or network engineering degree.

Knowledge of cryptographic solutions will enhance your employment opportunities with large businesses, including online retailers, banks and companies in the financial technology industry, corporate enterprises, electronic entertainment vendors and network service providers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Please contact the University for fee details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Please contact the University for fee details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, computer science, data science, software engineering, computing, ICT, physics or economics. Please note your undergraduate degree must have included at least basic training in maths and computing. Programming skills with one of the popular languages, such as Java or Python, would also be a great advantage.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more