Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Network Security

The programme takes students on a journey from developing a secure infrastructure to recognising threats and vulnerabilities to networks and mitigating these threats. Students design and implement secure network infrastructures working with security technologies, perimeter security, virtual private networking, routers and firewalls. Graduates can confidently make appropriate design decisions based on complex customer requirements involving multiple technologies and implement those designs within tight time constraints.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree; or advanced qualification in an appropriate computer science; or cognate discipline from a British university; or recognised overseas institution). Or a UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline together with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Where English is not 1st language: IELTS 6.0 (no element less than 5.5).

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced routing; switching; network troubleshooting and maintenance; professional practice; fundamentals of simulation of computer networks; network perimeter security 1; network perimeter security 2; 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

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. 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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 30 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630