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MSc Networks and Security


Course Description

This programme provides a broad coverage of computer networks, computer security and mobile device technologies. It looks in depth at some of the security issues that fixed and wireless networks are subject to, and the current solutions employed to address these problems.

* This programme will be taught at the Canterbury campus*

Key benefits

- Work placement available

- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Computing was ranked 12th in the UK for research intensity.

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/259/networks-security

Course detail

The Internet carries huge volumes of personal, business and financial data, much of which is accessed wirelessly through mobile devices. Security measures are increasingly essential to protect systems and data from attack (e.g. interception) and abuse (e.g. junk email). This course provides a broad coverage of computer networks, computer security and mobile device technologies. It looks in depth at some of the security issues that fixed and wireless networks are subject to and the current solutions employed to address these problems.

Purpose

This course will appeal to computing graduates seeking careers in the network or network security industries, or those who wish to carry on with this topic as an area of research. All taught Master's programmes at Canterbury are available with an optional industrial placement.

Format and assessment

Core modules for all students:

- Computer Security
- Networks and Network Security
- Advanced Network Security
- Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
- Project Research
- Project and Dissertation

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation, except for the MSc in IT Consultancy for which the practical consultancy work is assessed through a series of reports covering each of the projects undertaken.

How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

Postgraduate scholarships and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

English language learning

If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html

Visit the MSc Networks and Security page on the University of Kent website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Subhi Alrubei

What did you particularly enjoy about your time at Kent?

I enjoyed every moment of my time in Kent. In terms of education, I enjoyed how the Computer Science teaching staff were very approachable and happy to explain and elaborate more if I ever asked a question on any aspects of the course material.

I truly enjoyed my stay in the centre of Canterbury where the people are lovely and friendly. I also enjoyed the history of the town and its location which made it easy for me to travel to London whenever I needed to, and to visit Europe, since the Eurostar operates from Ashford, which is located just within a few miles from Canterbury.

What were the most interesting things you learned on the course?

The University of Kent is one of the top universities in the UK and everything I have learned there was very interesting. The one module I had enjoyed the most was Computer Security because the subject was new to me and also the classes of Professor David [Chadwick] are at the highest standard any student could find anywhere in the world.

How did your studies help you achieve your personal goals?

Any degree from the University of Kent is very beneficial for any student in terms of finding employment or improving their career prospects. Personally, a Master's degree in Networks and Security will give me greater chances, in my present job, to progress to higher ranks and a better position, especially currently where the Middle East is engaged in the ongoing electronic war and cyber attacks which makes the demands high on every available and qualified person.


(Scholarship)

School of Computing Scholarships (UK/EU) - 3 Awards

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit as evidenced by your application form (including transcripts and references) and the online funding request form.The award covers full tuition fees at UK/EU rate (currently worth about £4900).

Value of Scholarship(s)

4900

Eligibility

Requests for funding will be considered for students who are:- UK or European Union citizens (i.e. paying tuition fees at UK rate)
- and funded privately (i.e. not sponsored by their employer)
- and applying for a qualifying course and format (see web page below for list).Other terms and conditions may apply - see web page below for further details.

Application Procedure

Online via web form (see link below).
Deadline 31 July in year of entry.

Further Information

http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/teaching/pg/gen-info/funding/sources.html


(Scholarship)

School of Computing Scholarships (overseas) - 3 Awards

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit as evidenced by your application form (including transcripts and references) and the online funding request form.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2000

Eligibility

Requests for funding will be considered for students who are:- paying tuition fees at the overseas rate
- and funded privately (i.e. not sponsored by their government or employer)
- and applying for a qualifying course and format (see web page below for list).Funding is guaranteed for all eligible overseas students with the equivalent of a UK First Class Honours degree. Some applicants with good Second Class degrees also receive funding and are encouraged to apply.Other terms and conditions may apply - see web page below for further details.

Application Procedure

Online via web form (see link below).
Deadline 31 July in the year of entry.

Further Information

http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/teaching/pg/gen-info/funding/sources.html


(Scholarship)

University International Scholarship - 3 Awards

The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships for entry at taught masters level.The scholarships will be worth £5000 (for one year of study) towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying international fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000

Eligibility

Open to applicants for any taught postgraduate course at Kent who will be paying international fees.

Application Procedure

See web link below for further details.

Further Information

http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/international/Taught_Masters.html



Entry Requirements

1, 2.1 or good 2.2 in computing or a related subject. English Language requirements: View Website

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