Security MSc by Research

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 4,052 - (Rs 3,30,372)
VAT incl.

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  • Master
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:

With our Security Masters by Research you can undertake your own security or privacy related research project from a wide variety of interdisciplinary domains.

Why study the Security MSc by Research degree at Middlesex?

Security is a huge challenge in computer science involving high end technical challenges as well as an understanding and appreciation of the human aspects of systems. Nowadays, computer security is a cross cutting discipline ranging from cryptography via networks and programming, through to data science and the social sciences.

The Research Masters in Security at Middlesex allows students to work closely with one of our security experts to develop and carry out an in depth research project of their own choice. The interdisciplinary study enables you to become an expert in a specific area of security and equip yourself with the...

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What are the course objectives?

Requirements: A second class honours degree in a science based discipline and subject to the proposed project being acceptable. A number of projects will be offered each term. Each application will be considered on its individual merits and suitably qualified candidates will be invited for interview. Successful applicants may enrol to begin their studies at the start of any of the three terms during the academic year.


Where and when

Starts Location
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Security
human aspects
Malware Analysis

Course programme

This MSc by Research degree aims to bring together, in an interdisciplinary fashion, security and privacy related activities from across the University. These may vary depending on your chosen subject, but there are common core activities in network security, security engineering, human aspects, visualisation, forensics, analysis and verification. These will work together to support applications driven security scenarios.

To support the interdisciplinary nature of this programme, you will have a core activity supervisor (networks, security, verification, visualisation) as well as a supervisor specialising in your chosen application area.

This degree is an entirely research based Master's programme. The majority of your time will be spent working on your research project in the library, laboratories or elsewhere under the direction of your supervisors.

Alongside your independent study, you will also have tutorial lectures in key areas of security. You will have regular meetings with your supervisor to review progress and plan future activities. You may also spend brief periods at partner sites, for example where your project involves collaboration with industry.

Full time students are expected to attend for an average of 35 hours per week and part time students for an average of 12 hours per week.

Assessment will be based on a final dissertation of approximately 30,000 words. Two independent examiners will be appointed who will read and evaluate the dissertation, following which you will be invited to make an oral defence of your work.

Additional information

£10,500 per year