M.Sc. On Campus

Computing (Internet Technology and Security)

University of Northampton

12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
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This Computing (Internet Technology and Security) MSc from the University of Northampton allows you to study cyber security and cryptography, develop your research and analytical skills and complete an individual thesis investigating an area related to an aspect of online secure computer systems design and development that are of interest to you and is part of your career development plans.


Course Details

  • Today’s society relies on computing and Internet 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.
  • You will study the following three common modules with all computing master’s students; Modern Computer Architecture, Visual Object Software, and Databases. These modules cover the fundamental principles that you will need to be able to move on to a more specialised range of modules.  Some of the optional modules listed below are only offered according to staff availability and student numbers. However, Internet Programming and Internet Security modules are specifically, offered to all students on this specialised pathway.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this Computing (Internet Technology and Security) MSc from the University of Northampton 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:

  • Internet Programming
  • Internet Security
  • Visual Object Software
  • Modern Computer Architecture
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Modelling for Serious Games

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

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. You are expected to have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that you have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK Part Time: £830 (per 20 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.


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