Computing (Web Technology and Security) MSc

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 02/11/2018

Our postgraduate Computing (Web Technology and Security) course allows you to study cyber security at a greater depth, develop your research and analytical skills and complete an individual thesis investigating an area you are particularly interested in.

Course

Highlights

  • Access to PC and Linux workstation computers

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, come to our next open day or contact our study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

Today’s society relies on computing and computer technology, creating a high demand for internet security products and services as well as people with the knowledge and expertise to design, implement and manage secure internet applications. While this pathway is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course you will be able to embark upon a range of careers in the broad IT and computing industry. There is a continuing demand for well-trained staff in this industry.

Some examples of job roles include:

Information Technology Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Lead Information Architect , Chief Information Security Officer/Analyst, Information Security Risk Officer, Project Manager, Lead Web Programmer/Developer/Designer, Lead Software Developer, Information Security Consultant, Cyber Security Manager , Source Code Auditor, IT Security Operations Specialist

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. We expect that you will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that you have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Databases (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM017
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation (60 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM023
    Core Module Y
  • Internet Programming (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM019
    Core Module Y
  • Internet Security (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM020
    Core Module Y
  • Modern Computer Architecture (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM028
    Core Module Y
  • Visual Object Software (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM025
    Core Module Y
  • Computer Networks (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM029
    Core Module N
  • Distributed Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM016
    Core Module N
  • Formal Methods for Software Construction (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM027
    Core Module N
  • Immersive Technologies (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM031
    Core Module N
  • Intelligent Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM015
    Core Module N
  • Media Techniques (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM018
    Core Module N
  • Mobile Device Software Development (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM030
    Core Module N
  • Modelling for Serious Games (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM032
    Core Module N
  • Software Engineering (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM026
    Core Module N
  • Specification Analysis and Design (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM024
    Core Module N
  • Programming (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSYM021
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

  • You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians.
  • We enrol small cohorts of students to ensure that you receive personalised care that will enable you to develop your skills and enhance your knowledge.

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time: £3,750 (Year one 100 Credits) £3,000 (Year two 80 Credits)

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £3,675 (Year one 100 Credits) £2,940 (Year two 80 Credits)

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 02/11/2018

  • Our postgraduate Computing (Web Technology and Security) course allows you to study cyber security at a greater depth, develop your research and analytical skills and complete an individual thesis investigating an area you are particularly interested in.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Access to PC and Linux workstation computers
  • Today’s society relies on computing and computer technology, creating a high demand for internet security products and services as well as people with the knowledge and expertise to design, implement and manage secure internet applications. While this pathway is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, come to our next open day or contact our study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course you will be able to embark upon a range of careers in the broad IT and computing industry. There is a continuing demand for well-trained staff in this industry.

      Some examples of job roles include:

      Information Technology Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Lead Information Architect , Chief Information Security Officer/Analyst, Information Security Risk Officer, Project Manager, Lead Web Programmer/Developer/Designer, Lead Software Developer, Information Security Consultant, Cyber Security Manager , Source Code Auditor, IT Security Operations Specialist

  • Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. We expect that you will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that you have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Databases (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM017
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation (60 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM023
      Core Module Y
    • Internet Programming (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM019
      Core Module Y
    • Internet Security (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM020
      Core Module Y
    • Modern Computer Architecture (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM028
      Core Module Y
    • Visual Object Software (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM025
      Core Module Y
    • Computer Networks (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM029
      Core Module N
    • Distributed Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM016
      Core Module N
    • Formal Methods for Software Construction (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM027
      Core Module N
    • Immersive Technologies (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM031
      Core Module N
    • Intelligent Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM015
      Core Module N
    • Media Techniques (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM018
      Core Module N
    • Mobile Device Software Development (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM030
      Core Module N
    • Modelling for Serious Games (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM032
      Core Module N
    • Software Engineering (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM026
      Core Module N
    • Specification Analysis and Design (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM024
      Core Module N
    • Programming (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSYM021
      Core Module N
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £3,750 (Year one 100 Credits) £3,000 (Year two 80 Credits)

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £3,675 (Year one 100 Credits) £2,940 (Year two 80 Credits)

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour