Advanced Security And Digital Forensics - MSc - Part-time

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Computer security is one of the key issues in contemporary Computing and is relevant to a wide range of activities, including software development, networking and system design. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of computing, with specialisations on mobile systems and network security. This specialisation is highlighted with hands-on practical work in group and MSc disseration projects.

This course is flexible in the mode of delivery, making extensive use of online and blended learning materials, and a key objective of the programme is the integration with professional certification, such as from Cisco Systems, Ethical Hacking, CISSP, and ISO 27001. The School of Comput…

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Computer security is one of the key issues in contemporary Computing and is relevant to a wide range of activities, including software development, networking and system design. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of computing, with specialisations on mobile systems and network security. This specialisation is highlighted with hands-on practical work in group and MSc disseration projects.

This course is flexible in the mode of delivery, making extensive use of online and blended learning materials, and a key objective of the programme is the integration with professional certification, such as from Cisco Systems, Ethical Hacking, CISSP, and ISO 27001. The School of Computing and the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security have extensive expertise in research, knowledge transfer (KT) and teaching in the areas of security and digital forensics. This includes externally funded research in key domains such as financial crime and intelligence gathering frameworks, through KT work with organisations such as Cisco Systems, DNS Ltd, the FSA, the Scottish Police (SIPR), Sapphire, Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency, and many others. This course is also integrated with industry, with industry-led projects, and links with a wide range of local companies. You will have access to security research seminars with talks from senior industry professionals and state-of-the-art research in digital forensics, computer security, mobile systems and distributed computing. Overall, the aim is to produce a world-leading programme with blended teaching material and support that builds on the existing foundation of research, KT activities and teaching in security and digital forensics. The programme involves a wide range of skills, including an in-depth knowledge and practical skills in key areas such as: Encryption and authentication methods. Authentication infrastructures. Host-based digital forensics. Network-based digital forensics. Network security, including secure tunnels. Wireless/Mobile security. Virtualisation and Service-Oriented Architectures. Cloud Computing. Next generation Web systems. Professional Certification: Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNA/CCNP, CISSP, Ethical Hacking. Security Consultant System Architect Forensic Investigator Audit/Compliance Consultant Cisco Security Engineer Cisco Security Specialist Security Advisor Security Auditor Systems Integrator Design Engineer Network Engineer Application Support Web Server Support .NET Developer Test/Debug Engineer Wireless Engineer. View Full Screen

What's involved The programme can be taken either full-time or part-time, and started in January or September. Modules taken for the three trimesters are detailed below. Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec) System Administration and Forensics Network Security. Option Module from pool of Computing Masters modules Trimester 2 (Jan - May) e-Security Advanced Cloud and Network Forensics Group Project Trimester 3 May - Sep) MSc Dissertation.

Requirements at a glanceEntry to the courseYou will need an Honours degree in a Computing-related field. Alternatively, you may have a degree equivalent qualification or a degree without Honours plus appropriate experience gained within a security or digital forensics environment.To check the equivalence of your qualification or experience, email: info@napier.ac.uk.Fees TableFees 2012/132013/14 Home / EU£570£570per 20cr PC/PDHome / EU£350£35060cr DissertationOverseas£1,802£1,875per 20cr PC/PDOverseas£1,218£1,26060cr Dissertation Fees displayed are correct at the time of publication but the University Court reserves the right to make changes in fees at any time, and without notice, before or after the student's admission to the University.Tuition fees are reviewed annually and will rise each year during your programme of study, at least in line with inflation.

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