University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Advanced Computer Science (Computer Security)

This course is centred round a core security theme that introduces students to fundamental security topics that arise in the design, analysis, and implementation of networked and distributed systems; subsidiary themes allow students to investigate broader areas in which they may apply their newly acquired skills; the pathway is designed for students who wish to specialize in the security aspect of the Information Technology (IT) field.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in computer science; or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content; applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and an Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission; English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 (writing 6); internet based TOEFL 100 with 24 in writing; computer based TOEFL 250 with 5 in TWE; or Cambridge proficiency grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Semi-structured data and the web; ontology engineering for the semantic web; principles of digital biology; introduction to health informatics; data engineering; it governance; foundations of machine learning; modelling and visualization of high-dimensional data; text mining; computer vision; semi-structured data and the web; data engineering; advanced database management systems; mobile systems; mobile communications; parallel programs and their performance; designing for parallelism and future multi-core computing; automated reasoning and verification; optimization for learning, planning and problem-solving; cryptography; computer and network security; software engineering overview; component-based software development; pattern-based software development; agile and test-driven development.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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