Modules on this course include:
- Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (30 credits)
Study a range of governance and management topics which will enable you to determine, establish and maintain appropriate governance, delivery and creation of cybersecurity solutions for information security, systems security and network security. Learn how to select the appropriate tools and techniques to address and manage concepts of risk, threats, vulnerabilities and potential attacks.
- Network Infrastructure (30 credits)
Examining the role of the networking devices that would be found in a large multi-site network, and the core protocols and services that they use, this is a highly practical module so you will be expected to set up a number of prototype networks during the course of your studies. You will be configuring routers and both layer 2 and layer 3 switches, as well as wireless LAN devices. You will also learn about network addressing and the routing protocols and core services that large networks and service providers use to optimise traffic flow.
- Secure Network Design (30 credits)
Looking at current network design strategies that aim to optimise network performance and provide ease of management and scalability, it will focus primarily on larger networks and will cover many design issues that larger networks have to face, such as wireless LAN integration and server farm deployment. It will also examine a number of network management protocols and network support protocols that enable key design features to function. There is a significant practical element to this module. You will be expected to build prototype networks that follow good design practices and make use of the management and support protocols that are covered in the lectures.
- Network Service Provision (30 credits)
Critically examine the advanced network services that organisations are now using to support their business goals. Focus on converged voice and video communication strategies that are supported by cloud and virtualisation solutions. Learn how to design, deploy and evaluate a range of network services and will examine the benefits, challenges and security issues surrounding these services. Analyse the range of trade-offs in balancing the security properties of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) with the speed and flexibility of such information systems to meet the needs of a dynamic organisation. Select the appropriate tools and techniques to address the needs of a range of such organisations while maintaining security and service availability.
- Masters Project (60 credits)
Undertake a real-world project which includes both a research and a practical element through the support of a sponsor.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.