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.
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.
A range of assessment methods are employed throughout the course, including case study reports and presentations, use of laboratory workbooks/logbooks, unseen examinations, part-seen examinations and individual vivas.
You can view the assessment for each module in the Modular structure section below. Individual module guides describing the assessments will also be available to you at the start of the semester.
Every module has dedicated web page providing students with comprehensive learning and teaching material including workshop exercises. Module leaders will use this site regularly to communicate with you to provide general feedback, guidelines on how to write technical reports, effective presentations and how to keep logbooks.
Successfully pass this course and you will receive Cisco accreditation.
You will be required to have:
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
The course has both September and January starts. It runs one academic year with three semesters spread over the year. Each semester is 60 credits with the final semester dedicated to your dissertation.
Optional modules, choose two:
There is an abundance of sectors and industries that require the skills and knowledge you'll develop on this course. Your skills in networking, network security and cyber security, IT security and computer forensics will be highly valuable. You could become a network engineer, network manager, cyber security consultant, crime and computer forensic and network security professional.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
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