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MSc in Computer Security [6583]

2011/12

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Please read the notes below the module table.

WARNING: Programme descriptions for future academic years are subject to change.

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Students take the following modules to an overall total of 180 credits.

Credits
Code Module Sem1 Sem2 Summer

Compulsory Modules to a total of 120 credits
06 23899 Computer Security 20    
06 20008 Cryptography 10    
06 23900 Network Security   20  
06 20010 Secure Programming   10  
06 18159 Project (CompSci - MSc) [Note 3]     60

Optional Modules to a total of 60 credits
Between 40 and 60 credits chosen from:
06 17442 Commercial Programming (Extended) 10    
06 15255 Compilers & Languages (Extended)   10  
06 18157 Component-based Software   10  
06 23856 Evaluation Methods and Statistics [New module for 2011/12]   10  
06 24229 Enterprise Systems [New module for 2011/12]   20  
06 21253 Human Computer Interaction (MSc) 10    
06 19009 Individual Study 2 [May be taken in either Sem1 or Sem2 but not both] 10 10  
06 22456 Internet Security Seminar   10  
06 20236 Machine Learning (Extended) 10    
06 23640 Networks and Distributed Systems (Extended) 20    
06 23635 Operating Systems with C/C++ (Extended) 20    
06 22755 Parallel Programming (Extended)   10  
06 23645 Research Seminar   10  
06 18158 Software Testing   10  
Between 0 and 20 credits chosen from:
06 02525 Databases 2   10  
06 02408 Graphics 2   10  
06 20122 Intelligent Data Analysis   10  
06 02552 Principles of Programming Languages   10  
06 08165 Software Workshop Team Java   10  

Notes

  1. Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students need to pay attention to pre- and co-requisites.
  2. Students' individual programmes of study must be approved by the Programme Director (as the nominee of the Head of School), who will take into account topics students have previously studied at undergraduate level, ensuring that key subjects are covered.
  3. Project topics must be approved by the Programme Director as being appropriate to the Aims and Learning Outcomes of the programme.
  4. There is a limit on the number of students allowed to take this module.

Postgraduate Degree Programmes for 2011/12