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Information Security - MSc and Postgraduate Diploma

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Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Progression

Graduates of the programme can be found in many organisations, ranging from large financial institutions to technology and research- oriented organisations, as well as security specialists. The MSc is also a foundation for further postgraduate research.

Structure and Syllabus

The MSc consists of six modules and a project. The Postgraduate Diploma consists of six modules:

Four compulsory core modules
Security management  [690IC01]
An introduction to cryptography and security mechanisms [690IC02]
Network security [690IC03]
Computer security [690IC04]

Two optional modules chosen from:
Secure electronic commerce and other applications [690OPT5]
Standards and evaluation criteria [690OPT7]
Advanced cryptography [690OPT8]
Database security [690OPT9]
Information crime [690OP10]
Smart cards/tokens security and applications [690OP12]
Digital forensics [IYM015]

MSc project [6900011]

The compulsory core modules are available as short courses. Students applying for short courses should normally satisfy the entrance requirements for the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma. However, if you do not hold such qualifications, the University will still consider your application. Upon successful completion of two short courses, you will then be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree programmes. Students who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc may also register for any optional modules offered by the programme.

Edem Okon
MSc graduate and software analyst with Elf Petroleum, Nigeria.
"I am grateful that the online programme provided a means by which I could achieve my desire to study a subject of interest without having to give up my job. Not only have I been able to obtain an academic award of reputable standing, I've also been able to broaden my career prospects."

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