Cryptography – MSc

Key information
University London Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee £16,225 (Local Student) & $22,715 (International Students)
Application deadline(s) September

London Metropolitan University (London Met) is home to a welcoming community of innovative thinkers, inspiring teachers, and determined learners with its main campus located in Holloway Road, London. Its key priority is providing quality assurance and improvement of the courses it offers to ensure the best experience in a growing academic community. London Met is dedicated to keeping internationally recognized benchmarks of quality research, teaching, enterprise activity, and exchange of knowledge. It aims to certify first-class learning experiences and courses by reviewing the courses and research portfolio frequently to meet students’ needs and changing expectations, and actively involve students in the quality assurance processes. The university’s support services will assist with students’ career-enhancing advice, funding, and accommodation during their stay in London Met. It offers Cryptography MSc course that delivers hands-on experience and thorough knowledge in a specialist area of a study linking to information security in the digital age based on computer science and mathematical theory, identifying how data and identity is protected online, and understanding the potential of blockchain.

Students will be equipped with the right skills in corporate computer security, digital communication platforms, internet protocols, banking, and delivering integrity, authenticity, and confidentiality. Throughout the course duration, students will have advanced knowledge and experience in cryptography and cryptanalysis applications, machine learning, discrete mathematical structures, cybercrime, and cyber security, as well as semantic technologies, statistical modeling, and forecasting, and will develop and apply information security algorithms. In the same way, students will be evaluated through short-answer tests, coursework, and research dissertation to assess their competencies in using cryptography methods and tools, besides their theoretical, analytical and technological skills. Graduates from this course will execute cutting-edge skills and experience in various industries where extensive data processing, software development, and electronic communications occur. In this way, students will hold cryptography qualifications for broader career opportunities than a traditional computer degree.

The entry requirements for the Cryptography – MSc at the London Metropolitan University (London Met) are a 2.1 undergraduate degree in mathematics, computer science, computing, data science, ICT, software engineering, physics, or economics, accreditation of prior learning, Java or Python programming skills, English language proficiency IELTS Academic minimum overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or TOEFL iBT overall score of 72, and an online application.

The course has a full-time duration equivalent to 1 year. Local students are required to pay the tuition fee of £16,225 while international students are required to pay an amount of $22,715. Other fees for textbooks, equipment, printing, room, board, transportation, and other miscellaneous costs are not included in the tuition cost. Fees are subject to change. The university awards scholarships to help cover the cost of course fees, however, available scholarships depend on the level of study.

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