MSc

Computer Security

Teaching & Learning

Overall workload

Each module on our distance learning courses is individually designed to maximise your learning so study requirements will vary. As a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.

Distance learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v64=3 or higher (recommended). Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Complete technical requirements are detail in the full guide. Visit our distance learning website

What you'll learn

A comprehensive look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organisation's network is connected to the internet.
Learn security monitoring techniques, methods for recovering from security breaches, and investigation methods to identify the specifics of what has occurred.
Develop your ability to initiate, plan, execute, manage, and sign off a project.
Develop the skills required in order to carry out Masters level research successfully, and to reflect on your own development.
An opportunity to engage in research in a subject area that is of particular interest to you and relevant to the course.
A comprehensive look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organisation's network is connected to the internet.
Learn security monitoring techniques, methods for recovering from security breaches, and investigation methods to identify the specifics of what has occurred.
Develop your ability to initiate, plan, execute, manage, and sign off a project.
Develop the skills required in order to carry out Masters level research successfully, and to reflect on your own development.
An opportunity to engage in research in a subject area that is of particular interest to you and relevant to the course.