Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Network Security

This course provides students with the necessary skills to enter an expanding and rapidly developing area of the job market; it has been developed in response to the need for personnel equipped to design and deploy advanced security mechanisms within an enterprise-wide computer network infrastructure; students critically analyse an organisation's security requirements and from that produce and implement a security plan; learners use ethical hacking tools to test an organisation's security systems to assess its strengths and vulnerabilities within a controlled environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree 2.2 or above in a computing/information technology subject; no work experience is required; if this qualification requirement is not met, an applicant may be accepted with an Honours degree 2.2 or above in any other subject if it is combined with relevant professional work experience. If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules: Network routing architectures; advanced network security principles; enterprise switched networks; secure systems; research methods; major project.

Assessment methods

A broad range of assessment methods are used, measuring all aspects of understanding and skill application; these include written assignments, laboratory practice, presentations and a major project-based dissertation; recognising that this course relies heavily on knowledge and practical skills, there is a significant emphasis on laboratory-based assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,925 per Credit (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Chelmsford Campus Chelmsford CM1 1SQ South East

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Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868