An increasing number of organisations store, manipulate and communicate valuable and confidential information electronically. However, a number of threats compromise the security of this information.
The MSc Information and Network Security aims to produce computing specialists who are able to design and maintain secure information systems and networks.
Visit the website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/computing/study-options/part-time-learning/information-and-network-security
This course is designed to satisfy the demands of industry and IT providers for software developers and computing practitioners who:
• know the legal requirements of information security and are able to implement current information security standards;
• are proficient in the use of state-of-the-art principles, techniques, tools and methodologies for& the design, implementation and maintenance of secure information systems;
• are able to design and maintain secure computer networks;
• can safely recover an information system or network from a successful security attack.
- Computer Security
- Database Security
- System Programming and Security
- Network Management (CISCO CCNA)
- Network Security
- Web System Development
- Professional Development and Research Skills
Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, allowing you to support your theoretical development by providing real-life simulation. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, labs and external speakers. You will also be supported through our online virtual learning environment where you can access a wide variety of resources and other support materials.
The course will include industry sessions.
The individual project provides an opportunity for applying specialist knowledge together with analytic, problem-solving, managerial and communication skills to a particular area of interest within the secure information systems and networks. Working with the full support and guidance of an allocated project supervisor, you will be given the opportunity to propose, plan, specify, develop, evaluate, and present a substantial project.
Placements and accreditations
Students who perform particularly well during their first semester of studies will be invited to apply for a 45-week internship.
The course prepares you for a career in information and network security. Job openings include: IT security engineer, information and data security analyst, network manager, IT security developer, IT risk and fraud specialist and e-business security analyst.
Aberdeen is home to many multinational oil and gas companies and associated suppliers such as mainstream software houses, IT providers to major oil-related companies, specialist software consultancies, and venture capital start-ups.
The university is involved in a number of commercial collaborations on a local, national and international scale with organisations such as BP, British Geological Survey, Wood Group PSN, Accenture, WIPRO and many Aberdeen-based software development companies.
The course also prepares students for research careers by providing the skills necessary of an effective researcher. Suitable MSc graduates may continue to PhD programmes within the school.
How to apply
To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/
This course is ideal for students who possess an honours degree in computing or with significant computing content. This requirement may be relaxed for candidates with significant relevant industrial experience. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.