Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Network Security

The course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build secure networks; concerned with the design and implementation of secure network infrastructures; includes study of security technologies; perimeter security; virtual private networking; and the design; installation; configuration and maintenance of routers and firewalls; includes material required for the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) qualification.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree; or advanced qualification in computer science; or cognate discipline from a British university; or recognised overseas institution; or industrial experience in computer networking and an Honours degree; where English is not 1st language: IELTS 6.0 (no element less than 5.5); TOEFL 550 (213 for computer based test) are required.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced routing; switching; fundamentals of simulation of computer networks; ethics and technology; network security 1; network security 2; secure converged wide area networks; technology and environmental management; research and project methods; project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and examinations; practical computing forms a significant part of assessment; accomplished through coursework and practical tests.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships of �1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 750 per Module (home fees) 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Module (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,150 per Module (overseas fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630