London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Computer Networking and Cyber Security

In this course, students develop the ability to design and manage networking and cyber security systems. It provides knowledge of the latest security principles, tools and techniques and an understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to cyber defence in response to a cyber-attack.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 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 provides 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: advanced routing protocols; network and system security; cyber security; advanced switched networks; project; optional modules: advanced digital forensics; advanced digital crime investigation; information security; broadband networks; 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 the students at the start of the semester; every module has dedicated web site providing students with comprehensive learning/teaching material including workshop exercises; module leaders use this site regularly to communicate with their students including providing 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; individual vivas.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MS Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MS Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Part-time day and evening £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
020 7133 4202