This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required in the security of computer systems, and to ensure you have an understanding of both the principles and practices pertaining to computer systems, their potential weaknesses and how they can be managed to make them more secure.
The course will develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required in the production of secure systems, and provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the threats faced by operating systems, applications and networks and the appropriate countermeasures.
Through the understanding and evaluation of new threats to authentication, authorisation, confidentiality and privacy, the course will promote a professional attitude for those wishing to enter employment within the field of Computer Systems Security.
This course has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners and the School is linked with areas of government policy development and industry support in this field.
A lower second honours degree in Computer Science, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme. orA Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules. Upon entry students will:be assessed for their capability to program to a good standard. The inability to meet the required standard will result in the student transferring to the MSc Information Technology degreeA pass at degree level.
Recipient: University of Wolverhampton
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