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MScComputer Networks and Security

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £14,500.00 per year
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Overview

Increasingly, computer networks cannot be considered without the important issue of security; without secure networks, businesses, commerce and communications would all fail. This course addresses the need for modern computer network professionals.

You cover topics such as current and future internet protocols, programming networked services and securing these systems. We offer a strong practical element through laboratory programmes in software engineering and in computer networking; laboratory work in security includes unique environments where the techniques of the attackers can be observed and stopped using specialist security tools.

Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s computer scientists are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top scientists, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence.

We are ranked Top 10 in the UK in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with more than two-thirds of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

MSc Project and Dissertation
Computer Security
IP Networking and Applications
Networking Principles
Networks Laboratory
Professional Practice and Research Methodology
Programming in Python
Cloud Technologies and Systems (optional)
Data Science and Decision Making (optional)
Converged Networks and Services (optional)
Creating and Growing a New Business Venture (optional)
Mobile Communications (optional)
Advanced Transport Networks (optional)
Network Security and Cryptographic Principles (optional)

Career opportunities

Graduates of our degree in this area have found work in a variety of networking roles and companies including, network management for companies, Internet service providers and developers for security products both in the UK and overseas.

Our recent graduates have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia. Some of the companies and organisations where our former graduates are now employed include:

Electronic Data Systems
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Bank of Mexico
Visa International
Hyperknowledge (Cambridge)
Hellenic Air Force
ICSS (Beijing)
United Microelectronic Corporation (Taiwan)

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States