School of Computing

MSc Networks and Security

The Internet carries huge volumes of personal, business and financial data, much of which is accessed wirelessly through mobile devices. Security measures are increasingly essential to protect systems and data from attack (e.g. interception) and abuse (e.g. junk email). This course provides a broad coverage of computer networks, computer security and mobile device technologies. It looks in depth at some of the security issues that fixed and wireless networks are subject to and the current solutions employed to address these problems.

This course will appeal to computing graduates seeking careers in the network or network security industries, or those who wish to carry on with this topic as an area of research.

Advanced English for Academic Study may be compulsory for non-native speakers who need extra support
Further information about English language support

Course information

Entry requirements

  • A 1, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree in computing or a related subject

(Full entry requirement details)


Autumn term

Core modules

We offer a choice between an introductory stream and an advanced stream to accomodate different programming backgrounds.

If you only have limited knowledge of programming (introductory stream)

If you have a good working knowledge of programming (advanced stream)

other core modules for all students

Optional modules (choose 2 if introductory stream, 3 otherwise)

Spring term

Core modules

Optional modules (choose 3)

Summer term

This web page gives advance information about the programme as we plan to run it in the coming academic year. We believe the details are accurate at the time of writing but details may be subject to change.

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 09/09/2016