London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Computer Networking and Cyber Security

This course is designed for those wishing to develop the ability to design and manage robust networking and cyber security systems, and at the same time gain CISCO accreditation. Security of our systems is one of the challenging topics of our time. The MSc provides knowledge of the very latest security principles, tools and techniques taught by specialist staff in a dedicated IT security laboratory, and an understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to the cyber defence in response to a cyber attack. Guest speakers from industry will complement the teaching staff and enhance and challenge your knowledge of the computer and networking and cyber security.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a lower second UK undergraduate degree or equivalent in electronics and communications, computer science, computing or a closely related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience may also be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. The University's minimum language entry requirements to postgraduate taught courses require a pass in English language at GCSE at grade C or above, or IELTS test at band 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

Course modules

Core modules include: Advanced Routing Protocols, Network and System Security, Cyber Security, Advanced Switched Networks, and a Project. Optional modules include: Advanced Digital Forensics, Advanced Digital Crime Investigation, Information Security, Broadband Networks, and Computer Network Analysis and Simulation.

Assessment methods

The method of assessment for each module is clearly described in the individual module guide which is made available to you at the start of the semester. Every module has a dedicated website providing you with comprehensive learning and teaching material including workshop exercises. Module leaders use this site regularly to communicate with you and provide general feedback, guidelines on how to write technical report/effective presentations and keeping logbooks. Modules employ a combination of the following forms of assessments: Case study reports and presentations, laboratory workbooks/logbooks, unseen examinations, part seen examinations and individual vivas.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,350 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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