School of Computer Science

MSc Cyber Security [504B]

Compulsory Modules to a total of 120 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring Summer
06-28215 Anonymity, Privacy and Cybercrime - 10 -
06-20008 Cryptography 10 - -
06-28214 Designing Secure Systems 10 - -
06-28488 Network Security - 10 -
06-18159 Project (CompSci - MSc) - - 60
06-20010 Secure Programming - 10 -
06-28213 Secure System Management 10 - -

Optional Modules to a total of 0 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring Summer
06-15255 Compilers & Languages (Extended) 10 - -
06-28206 Computer-Aided Verification (Extended) - 10 -
06-26946 Enterprise Systems (Extended) - 20 -
06-28217 Hardware and Embedded Systems Security - 10 -
06-28210 Incident Management and Forensics 10 - -
06-19009 Individual Study 2 10 10 -
06-20233 Intelligent Data Analysis (Extended) - 10 -
06-25689 Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing (Extended) - 20 -
06-26950 Networks (Extended) 20 - -
06-26952 Operating Systems (Extended) 20 - -
06-28216 Penetration Testing - 10 -
06-27822 Security Research Seminar - 10 -

Programme Notes:

  1. The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.
  2. 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.
  3. Students' individual programmes of study must be approved by the Programme Director (as the nominee of the Head of School).
  4. Project topics must be on a cyber security topic and will require approval by the Programme Director as being appropriate to the Aims and Learning Outcomes of the programme.
  5. It is not intended to admit students to PGCert and PGDip programmes, although these qualifications will be available to students who have met the minimum requirements given in University Regulations. Outcome B4 does not apply to students awarded a PGCert or PGDip without completion of the MSc project.