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Master of Science in Computer Security - Online Degree
By the end of the Online MSc in Computer Security programme, you will have a thorough understanding of a complete range of security issues, including the security of applications, platforms and networks; computer forensics and built-in security; together with associated political and commercial considerations. You will emerge fully prepared for a professional career in information security.
The international virtual classroom used in this MSc provides an ideal perspective from which to consider the global nature of security and confidentiality issues, offering a unique insight into threats and solutions across the world.
Core MSc modules cover computer structures, professional issues, communication and networks, security engineering, computer forensics and programming the internet. You can then personalise your degree with two elective modules chosen from database analysis, software engineering, QA and testing, operating systems, Java programming, XML applications and e-commerce. You complete your degree with an original dissertation.
This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
You should emerge with the technical and commercial expertise that will be increasingly in demand in today’s information-dependent world. Your advanced, specialist qualification should provide the foundation for a senior career as a computer security expert in a dynamic global organisation.
Application and Admission Requirements
Prior to taking the Online MSc in Computer Security from The University of Liverpool Online, the following are required:
- Bachelor’s degree equivalent to UK Honours degree.
- English equivalent to minimum of IETS test level 6.5 overall.
- TOEFL 580 paper based test / 88 Internet based test / TEEP 6.5
- 2 years of relevant work experience.
Please note for the MSc in Computer Security, The University of Liverpool Online also evaluates applicants on an individual basis.
MSc in Computer Security programme:
The Online MSc in Computer Security programme comprises eight modules (six required modules plus two electives chosen from seven options), culminating in a dissertation.
Our first module lasts nine weeks and incorporates a week-long introduction to both the programme and our online learning platform. All the other modules are eight weeks long.
- Computer Structures
- Professional Issues in Computing
- Computer Communication and Networks
- Security Engineering
- Computer Forensics
- Programming the Internet
- Software Engineering
- Management of QA and Software Testing
- Operating Systems Concepts
- Object Orientated Programming in Java
- Web XML Applications
Aim of the MSc Dissertation
To undertake a piece of original research to demonstrate your mastery and integration of knowledge you have acquired during the programme.
Description of the MSc Dissertation
You choose your dissertation topic in conjunction with your personal dissertation advisor, an academic supervisor, who will provide support throughout the study and writing process. Your dissertation will apply your new knowledge and work experience and must have merit beyond the narrower scope of your particular need.
Duration of the MSc in Computer Security :
The Online MSc in Computer Security programme takes, on average, 30 months to complete. However, since students progress at their own pace, you may choose to complete your studies in as little as 18 months or spread them over the six-year maximum.
Expenses / Tuition Fees
For tuition fee information about the programme, please contact The University of Liverpool Online here.
University of Liverpool
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