MSc Cloud and Network Security

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QAN 601/8701/3

Mode of attendance



1 year


Are you interested in a career in IT security?

Our MSc in Cloud and Network Security offers the postgraduate skills and
knowledge you’ll need to advance your career in computer management or
seek a leading technical or managerial role in a data-dependent organisation.
The University of Bolton’s MSc in Cloud and Network Security offers graduates with a background in networking, system administration or cloud
computing the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of security and
operations of computer systems. You’ll have the opportunity to study the
latest methodologies and development techniques and develop a detailed
understanding of computer operating systems, virtualisation and networking.
Our dedicated team will support you as you acquire the capacity to adapt and learn new skills ready to respond as the computer industry evolves throughout your career.

Entry requirements

Duration: 18 months

Entry Requirements:

You are normally expected to have successfully completed an honours
degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have appropriate work
experience. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a
portfolio of work. Candidates must attend an interview.

If English is not your first language you will need to complete a Secure
English Language Test at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no band lessthan 5.5.

Career Opportunities:

As a graduate of this master’s degree, you could pursue a career in
network and internet security, network development, or technical support.
Other possible areas of employment include network engineering,
management, telecommunications engineering, and crime and computer
This postgraduate course offers valuable skills that will support you to
develop your career. As a graduate, you’ll be able to seek more senior
managerial roles in the IT sector or take advantage of a wide range of
other opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
You may also pursue further study in a specialist field or research at the
doctoral level. If you’re interested in studying for a PhD, please discuss this
with our tutors as we may be able to support your aspirations by
supervising you at the doctoral level.

Course Content
The MSc Networks and Cloud Security programme comprises of 5 core
modules. Overall, the number and level of credits for this
qualificationrequires successful completion of 180 credits at level HE7.
Masters Project C 60 credits
Advanced Cloud Penetration Testing and Forensics C 30 credits
Global Infrastructure C 30 credits
Dev Ops C 30 credits
Research Methods C 30 credits