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Computer Networks and Security MSc

Computer Networks and Security MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary

This course addresses the need for modern computer network professionals. You cover topics such as current and future internet protocols, programming networked services and securing these systems. We offer a strong practical element through laboratory programmes in software engineering and in computer networking; laboratory work in security includes unique environments where the techniques of the attackers can be observed and stopped using specialist security tools. Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s computer scientists are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top scientists, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence. Graduates of our degree in this area have found work in a variety of networking roles and companies including, network management for companies, Internet service providers and developers for security products both in the UK and overseas. Our recent graduates have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will enable students to acquire critical and transferable skills associated with the creation and growth of new business ventures. The module focuses on the development process, from start up to early stage growth of new ventures (new small businesses spin-offs from large firms, and especially innovative, technology-based firms). It covers essential processes associated with new venturing- opportunity identification, self-efficacy, ideas generation, bricolage and bootstrapping, developing business models, networking, marketing, financial, and behavioural aspects in different environments.
Mobile and Social Application Programming (15 Credits)

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

Students need to have a 2.2 in Computer Science, Computer Games, Electronic and Electrical Engineering or Mathematics. At least 50% of Undergraduate Academic Modules must include computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics, engineering. In additional at least one of these modules should be a programming module.