Network Security

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


The masters in Network Security teaches the theory, methods and tools of computer network security. It’ll give you the knowledge to help you keep networks safe from attacks and threats by hostile parties. Plus the skills to formulate policies, deploy network security solutions and validate their effectiveness. The course also offers a detailed understanding of contemporary issues in network security research areas. Our masters in Network Security is ideally suited for honours graduates with an IT background.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Network Security.

Entry Requirements

Entry requires a good honours degree that includes substantial academic and practical knowledge of Computing and IT. Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work performance are at MSc level.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences


Computer Science

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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