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Information Security and Biometrics MSc

Information Security and Biometrics MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Security Computer Security Systems Biometry

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course offers an advanced level of learning and provides you with a detailed understanding of the theories, concepts and techniques in the design, development and effective use of secure information systems. Secure information systems are critically important to modern day businesses and societies. From banking systems and medical systems to power infrastructures or a simple home PC, security is vitally important as they are usually all interconnected directly or indirectly via the Internet or telephony system. This Master’s programme combines modern engineering and technology with digital media and equips students with the skill set to develop modern security systems with an emphasis on biometric identity management. Graduates of this programme are then capable of adapting to changes in the field and of leading it in innovation. This programme aims to: produce graduate engineers with a broad understanding of how to provide effective information security, and how to develop and use modern security systems, with a particular emphasis on biometric identity management; equip trained engineers with the necessary system development skills to allow them to adapt to a dynamic and fast-changing industrial environment; provide you with proper academic guidance and welfare support; create an atmosphere of co-operation and partnership between staff and students, and offer you an environment where you can develop your potential. We have developed the programme with a number of industrial organisations, which means that successful students will be in a strong position to build long-term careers in this important discipline. Graduates who can show that they have developed transferable skills and valuable experience are better prepared to start their careers and are more attractive to potential employers. Within the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, you can develop the skills and capabilities that employers seek. These include problem solving, independent thought, report-writing, time management, leadership skills, team-working and good communication.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

A major practical system will be developed either in an industrial context or within the department. There are no formal lectures - students will undertake the work in their own time under the regular supervision of a member of the academic staff and, where appropriate, industrial collaborators.
Advanced Pattern Recognition (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 or higher honours degree in electronics, computing or a subject with a strong IT component. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.