Our world-leading researchers, in key areas such as systems security, programming languages, communications, computational intelligence and memory management, and in interdisciplinary work with biosciences and psychology, earned us an outstanding result in the most recent national research assessment.
Computer security remains a hot topic in the media and there is strong demand for graduates with technical skills in this area. The programme addresses computer and information security holistically because vulnerability in any one component can compromise an entire system. This includes computer architectures, operating systems, network technologies, data storage and software development processes. A wide range of threats and other security issues (for example, denial-of-service attacks, hacking, viruses and worms) are covered along with defences and countermeasures.
The programme is aimed at computing graduates who are seeking careers as computer security professionals or who are interested in research.
All taught Master’s programmes at Canterbury are available with an optional industrial placement or may be combined with a Pre-Master’s course to form an International
International Student Requirements:
A first, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related subject.
Please also check our general entry requirements