London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Computer Networking and Cyber Security MSc postgraduate course includes Cisco accreditation and is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in computer networking and cyber security. During the course, you’ll develop the ability to design and manage robust networking and cyber security systems.

Keeping computer systems secure is one of the most challenging tasks of our time. To help you rise to the challenge, this MSc provides knowledge in the very latest security principles, tools and techniques taught by specialist staff in a dedicated IT security laboratory. You'll also gain an understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to cyber defence in response to a cyber attack.

Guest speakers from the industry will complement the teaching staff and enhance and challenge your knowledge of computer networking and cyber security.

**More about this course**

This master's course offers you a unique opportunity to combine knowledge of networking technologies with cyber security and gain Cisco accreditation. Such a combination is attractive to employers who increasingly seek graduates in this field.

The growing international consensus is that increased cyber security skills are needed in order to respond to the number and sophistication of digital threats. Governments, corporations and large and small organisations recognise this as a priority, and so are on the lookout for graduates of a high calibre to work in this field.

Our Communications Technology group was one of the first university groups in the UK to be awarded the Cisco Networking Academy accreditation in 1998. Since then, we have been running short and evening courses in Cisco CCNA and CCNP certification. These are two of the most prestigious vocational certifications valued in computer networking and its related industries.

Several of the modules in both the CCNA and CCNP are currently embedded in the Computer Networking and Cyber Security MSc course, allowing you to learn the relevant Cisco certification.

The ten practical sessions will be housed in specialist laboratories with up'to'date networking technology equipment, including our IT Security Laboratory. Guest speakers from the industry will complement London Met’s teaching staff and qualified Cisco instructors.

Course Modules

Core modules include:

Advanced Routing Protocol

Network and System Security

Cyber Security

Advanced Switched Networks

A Project

Optional modules include:

Advanced Digital Forensics

Advanced Digital Crime Investigation

Information Security

Broadband Networks

Computer Network Analysis and Simulation

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £1,000 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You will be required to have a lower second UK undergraduate degree or equivalent in electronics and communications, computer science, computing or a closely related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience may also be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. The University's minimum language entry requirements to postgraduate taught courses require a pass in English language at GCSE at grade C or above, or IELTS test at band 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.