What happens after you apply to Bristol?
|Duration of programme||One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Part-time study available?||Yes|
|Number of places||Not fixed|
The internet now pervades almost everyone's lives, and stories of cybersecurity flood the media. Employers, governments and society need a ready supply of talent at the interface between security and internet technologies. This degree equips you with a thorough grounding in modern cryptography (the key component technology underlying almost all computer security). You will also study aspects of security of practical systems, protocols and security standards.
The security component of the programme will be augmented by units in how networks of computers communicate and are put together into systems. You will be equipped for a wide variety of employment in the computing industry, and wider fields such as commerce and banking. The programme will also give you the knowledge and experience to continue studying for a PhD, or to enter a career in research.
An upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a Computer Science or related discipline.
For information on international equivalent qualifications, please see our International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
In the introductory week you will take a programming proficiency test and will be placed in either an 'experienced' stream or a 'foundation' stream.
Students on both streams must complete four core units:
Students on the foundation stream must complete one additional core unit:
and students on the experienced stream must complete two additional core units:
Students on both streams must complete five core units:
You must complete a project that involves researching, planning and implementing a major piece of work. The project must contain a significant scientific or technical component and will usually involve a software development component. It is usually submitted in September.
Application deadline: 31st August 2014
MSc in Advanced Computing (IS)
Graduate Education Team
University of Bristol
Merchant Venturers Building
Tel: +44 (0) 117 954 5130
Open to international students? Yes
Find information for international students on eligibility, funding options and studying at Bristol.
Full-time: UK/EU £7,700;
Part-time: UK/EU £3,850;
Fees are quoted per annum and are subject to annual increase.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office.
Unit of Assessment 23 applies. See Complete RAE listings for University of Bristol for further details.