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Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security) MSc

Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security) MSc

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Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 13 months | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

20-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Communications And Networking Computer Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Secure your future career with our Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security) MSc. You’ll become a highly trained networking/security professional with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing corporate network environment.

In the digitally connected world, companies are reliant on their information networks for critical storage, distribution and processing. These networks need constant maintenance to keep them operational, resilient and efficient - this is where you come in.

At Staffordshire University, we’ll give you the skills that you need to progress in your future career as a network specialist. These skills aren’t limited to practical skills either, we include an in-depth theoretical knowledge of security policies and mitigation techniques, to ensure you are always one step ahead of the game.

We'll prepare you for your Cisco CCNP qualification, as well as giving you opportunities to network with our contacts and guest speakers from our industry partners and collaborators. Many of these offer work shadowing or short work experience opportunities where you will be able to enhance your employability, which may lead to further graduate prospects.

If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip).

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security).

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments, typically at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, practical assessments or portfolios.

If you hold a CCNP qualification or higher (other vendor qualifications accepted to), some modules might be accredited through RPL.

Careers

After completing the Computer Networks and Security MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Network security specialist
  • Network security analyst
  • Network consultant
  • Network infrastructure engineer
  • Network security operations

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Modules

Operating System Security teaches you the latest security industry recommendations and provides instruction on how to properly protect and harden Windows and Linux servers in a variety of settings and roles. By the end of the course, you will have an advanced understanding of the security architectures used by Windows and Linux.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,360

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline, Telecommunications or electronics/communications from a UK University or the international equivalent. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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