London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Computer Networking and Cyber Security with Work Experience

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 most 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 information technology security laboratory, and an understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to cyber defence in response to a cyber attack. Guest speakers from industry will complement the teaching staff and work experience opportunities are available in a relevant working environment before you undertake your final project. This additional and crucial element will provide a unique student experience that will enhance your employability after graduation.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a lower second (2.2) UK degree or equivalent in electronics and communications, computer science, computing or a closely related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. IELTS test at band 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent.

Course modules

Indicative core modules include: Network Routing Protocols, Switched Networks, Cybercrime and Security, Cyber Security Management, Work Experience, and a Master's Project. Indicative optional modules include (choose two): Hardening Network Infrastructure, Network Troubleshooting, Digital Forensics, Security Auditing and Penetration Testing.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods is employed throughout the course. 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 website providing students 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 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Wales) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Channel Islands) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,090 per Credit (EU) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,090 per Credit (England) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,390 per Credit (International) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,810 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,090 per Credit (England) 36 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,390 per Credit (International) 36 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Wales) 36 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,090 per Credit (Channel Islands) 36 months
MSc Part-time day January 2017 GBP 1,090 per Credit (EU) 36 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Channel Islands) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,100 per Credit (EU) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,100 per Credit (England) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,445 per Credit (International) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Part-time day September 2017 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Wales) 36 months

Campus details

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

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