University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Information Technology Security

This programme helps students to develop their computing skills in the theory and practice of computer security and forensic technology; this requires an understanding of hardware, operating systems, communications software, attention to detail, creative problem-solving, investigative skills and an appreciation of computer threats and security counter-measures; students also have the opportunity to work on a substantial project of their own choice; these skills can lead to a range of careers in systems management and computer security.

Entry requirements

A recognised British Honours degree in a computing or associated discipline with a 2.2 or higher, or its equivalent; applications from all candidates are considered on their merits; for international students IELTS 6.5, or its equivalent, is a minimum requirement.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Master's project; critical evaluation; advanced topics in information technology security; computer security; optional modules: Ethical hacking; digital forensic investigation; information technology projects and people; database administration; network communications and routing; wireless networks and communications; web technologies; database-driven web development; the expert witness in the legal process.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400