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Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications

Royal Holloway University of London

12 months
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17200 GBP/year
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 This intensive MSc Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications programme at Royal Holloway University of London explores the mathematics behind secure information and communications systems, in a department that is world renowned for research in the field. 

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Overview

You will learn to apply advanced mathematical ideas to cryptography, coding theory and information theory, by studying the relevant functions of algebra, number theory and combinatorial complexity theory and algorithms. In the process you will develop a critical appreciation of the challenges that mathematicians face in facilitating secure information transmission, data compression and encryption. 

You will learn to use advanced cypher systems, correcting codes and modern public key crypto-systems. As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation in an area of your choice, under the guidance of experts in the field who regularly publish in internationally competitive journals and work closely with partners in industry.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications programme at Royal Holloway University of London have gone on to carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of communication theory and cryptography, as well as to successful careers in industries such as: information security, IT consultancy, banking and finance, higher education and telecommunications. 

Our mathematics postgraduates have taken up roles such as: Principal Information Security Consultant at Abbey National PLC; Senior Manager at Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche; Global IT Security Director at Reuters; and Information Security Manager at London Underground.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Main Project
  •  Advanced Cipher System
  •  Classical Information Theory
  •  Theory of Error-Correcting Codes
  •  Public Key Cryptography

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no deadlines for postgraduate applications, but popular degrees become full quickly.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 in Mathematics as a main field of study and good marks in relevant courses.

  • Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider high 2:2 or relevant work experience. 
  • Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘good 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above. Exceptionally, at the discretion of the course director, qualifications in other subjects (for example, physics or computer science) or degrees of lower classification may be considered.
  • All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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