MSc Computer Systems Security

MSc Computer Systems Security

As the use of information systems is now widespread in the lives of individuals, business and society, the security of computer systems is increasingly important. The significance of information security and the demand for relevant skills has been emphasised recently by high-profile incidents concerning the privacy of personal data and security of financial information.

This specialist MSc Computer Systems Security course focuses on the technical aspects of computer systems security and systems administration, particularly penetration testing. It is accredited by the Tiger Scheme and will give you exemption from some of its professional examinations. You will be taught by an internationally recognised team from the University’s Information Security Research Group, and external speakers contribute to delivering the latest expertise and developments.

What you will study

Modules include:

  • Network Security
  • Practical Windows Security
  • Practical UNIX Security
  • Vulnerability Development
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Research Project: an investigation of your choice, related to the course
  • MSc Project: the development and evaluation of a significant application or task, related to the course
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Facilities

We have a full range of high-specification computer labs and an ongoing investment programme to ensure that our facilities stay at the forefront of computing developments.

Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

Dates

  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2018
        • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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