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Computing (Internet Technology and Security), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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This postgraduate qualification allows you to study aspects of cyber security in depth as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest.

About

Today’s society relies on computing and computer technology, creating a high demand for internet security products and services as well as people with the knowledge and expertise to design, implement and manage secure internet applications. While this pathway is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business.

Whichever option you take, you will study six modules and complete a dissertation. Some of the optional modules are only offered according to staff availability and student numbers.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course you will be able to embark upon a range of careers in the broad IT and computing industry. There is a continuing demand for well-trained staff in this industry.

Some examples of job roles include:

  • Information Technology Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Lead Information Architect 
  • Chief Information Security Officer/Analyst
  • Information Security Risk Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Lead Web Programmer/Developer/Designer
  • Lead Software Developer
  • Information Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Manager 
  • Source Code Auditor
  • IT Security Operations Specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Databases 
  • Dissertation
  • Internet Programming 
  • Internet Security 
  • Modern Computer Architecture 
  • Visual Object Software 
  • Computer Networks 
  • Distributed Systems 
  • Formal Methods for Software Construction
  • Immersive Technologies 
  • Intelligent Systems 
  • Media Techniques 
  • Mobile Device Software Development
  • Modelling for Serious Games 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Specification Analysis and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. It is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that they have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language. Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


Tuition Fee

  • International

    12200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part Time: £3,675 (Year one 100 Credits) £2,940 (Year two 80 Credits)

Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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