University of Kent

University of Kent

Computer Security

This course includes computer architectures, operating systems, network technologies, data storage and software development processes. A wide range of threats and other security issues (for example, denial-of-service attacks, hacking, viruses and worms) are covered along with defences and countermeasures. The programme is aimed at computing graduates who are seeking careers as computer security professionals or who are interested in research.

Entry requirements

A 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related subject.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation, except for the MSc in IT Consultancy for which the practical consultancy work is assessed through a series of reports covering each of the projects undertaken.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,380 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,690 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

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