This four-year Master of Computing (MComp) Computer Security is the highest award for undergraduate study in computing and is designed for more able students.
Combining our BSc (Hons) Computer Security degree with Masters-level material, it allows you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills.
The MComp Computer Security also removes the need to source further funding to study a Masters-level qualification. On completion, you will be better placed to compete in the graduate jobs market and enter more demanding and rewarding roles.
This Computer Security course has a practical emphasis to prepare you for a career in computer security. You’ll understand how computer systems are designed and secured, and learn how to protect them against all kinds of attacks. Your studies will also cover effective computer systems management and how to complete an effective IT health check.
The University is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for information security and computer forensics by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Year One: MComp Computer Security
- Computer Systems and Network Technologies
- Computer Programming
- Information Engineering
- Cyber Tools and Processes
- Professionalism and Governance in Cyber Security
- Mathematical Tools for Computer Forensics and Security
Year Two: MComp Computer Security
- Operating System Theory and Implementation
- Project Management and Professional Practice
- Supervised Work Experience (Computing) – optional
- Study Overseas (Computing) – optional
- Team Project Pen Testing
- Computer Systems Security
- Secure Web Programming
Year Three: MComp Computer Security
- Individual Project
- Ethical Hacking
- System Security and Administration
- Computer Networks
- The Computing Professional in Practice
Year Four: MComp Computer Security
- Security Management
- Practical OS Security
- Practical Application Security
- Secure Code and Vulnerability Development
- Major Team Project
Your Computer Security course involves 16 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions each week. You also need to spend an extra four hours per week, per module, on coursework, general reading and other preparation.
Types of assessment include examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises based on real-life scenarios