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Computing and Security MSc

Course Description

The MSc in Computing & Security will provide you with the knowledge and practical expertise to evaluate, design and build computer security systems. Delivered by of the Department of Informatics, which has an enviable reputation for research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Key benefits

- Unrivalled location in the heart of London giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the BCS Chartered Institute for IT, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

- Addresses a growing interest in advance security methods by providing theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of techniques for developing security solutions.

- Aims to give coverage of the whole field of security and related computing areas, rather than specialising on one area.

- Develops critical awareness and appreciation of the changing role of computing in society, motivating graduates to pursue continuing professional development and further research.

- Access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling students to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in computing and security and related fields.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/computing-and-security-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

This programme addresses the growth in interest in advanced security methods for solving a huge range of problems, including combating crime and terrorism. It is built around taught core modules such as cryptography and information security, access control and privacy policies and computer forensics and cybercrime. These modules are complemented by a range of optional modules that relate to various aspects of computing. The final part of the programme is an individual project which is closely linked with the Department's research activities.

- Course purpose -

For graduates in computer science, science, or engineering, this MSc will provide specialised training in computing and security. Completing research for your individual project will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.

- Course format and assessment -

Lectures; tutorials; seminars; laboratory sessions; optional career planning workshops. Assessed through: coursework; written examinations; final project report.

Core modules:

- Individual Project
- Computer Forensics & Cybercrime
- Cryptography and Information Security
- Group Project
- Network Security

Career prospects

Via the Department’s Careers Programme, students are able to network with top employers and obtain advice on how to enhance career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to have very successful careers in industry and research. Our graduates are working in general software consultancy companies, specialised software development companies and the IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Recent employers include Hang Seng Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and Merrill Corporation. Other graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research in areas such as software engineering, algorithms and computer networks.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Computing and Security MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

2:1 BSc honours degree or equivalent in computer science or related subject, eg mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, or a joint degree in two such subjects. Competence in computer programming in a highlevel language such as Pascal, C, C++, Java etc, to the level expected at the end of the first year of a BSc honours degree in computer science. We may lower entry qualifications for students with substantial relevant work experience. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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