UoB – MSc Cloud and Network Security

Awarded By

This degree is awarded by the University of Bolton and distance delivered by WINC

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Mode of Study

Full Time/Online Delivery with Scheduled Lectures

Credit Value

180 Credits


5 Modules


Assignments for each module with live oral presentations


Study Materials/E-library


The MSc in Cloud and Network Security is a specialised postgraduate programme that prepares students for careers in computer management and data-dependent organisations. Developed in collaboration with industry partners, the programme provides professional skills and an understanding of ethical and environmental issues.

The MSc in Cloud and Network Security offers a comprehensive education for advancing careers in cloud and network security. With a focus on practical skills and theoretical knowledge, students learn to manage cloud infrastructure, employ state-of-the-art methodologies, and navigate computer systems, virtualisation, and networking. Supported by a dedicated team, students develop adaptability for success in the evolving computer industry.

About University of Bolton

The University of Bolton, based in Bolton, United Kingdom, is an esteemed institution dedicated to delivering excellence in education. With a rich history spanning over 190 years, the university is renowned for its rigorous academics, innovative teaching methods, and emphasis on practical skills development.

The University of Bolton prepares students for their future careers by offering globally recognised programmes and a curriculum designed to meet industry demands. With a focus on practical learning and real-world applications, students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.

Entry Requirement

You are normally expected to have successfully completed an honours degree (or equivalent) in are relevant subject and have appropriate work experience.

If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we will be happy to consider your application.

If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications

How Students Study

Learning and teaching methods apply a blended style. This may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and critiques, self-directed learning, e-learning and laboratory/workshop sessions, as well as online sessions and support. Practical skills are acquired through technical introduction and support, workshop sessions, demonstrations and activity-based assignments. Active learning is promoted with a strong practical theme, throughout.

Qualification Structure

The following modules will be covered in the MSc Cloud and Network Security degree course, carrying a total of 180 credits.

In this course, students will gain practical experience in penetration testing and digital forensics through hands-on exercises, labs, projects, guest lectures, and real-world case studies, covering the GAME+ attributes of Critical Creativity, Innovation, and Skills Mastery.

This module covers global network architecture, cloud deployment, data centre management, network security, international regulations, and distributed system performance. Students gain skills for reliable, secure, and high-performing infrastructures in diverse regions.

DevOps trains students in cloud-based development and deployment, fostering rapid delivery of applications. It combines culture, practices, and tools for efficient product evolution and improved customer service. This module prepares students for advanced software engineering in the cloud, emphasising self-management and professional identity.

This module enhances research skills, including paper evaluation, literature searching, and research design. It builds on previous learning and contributes to the capstone project and dissertation preparation, emphasising attributes like Influence and Impact, as well as Critical Creativity and Innovation.

This module focuses on research skills, ethics, and professionalism. Students choose a project theme, conduct research, and present findings, culminating in a dissertation submission and viva voce presentation. It covers GAME+ attributes: Influence, Critical self-management, Creativity, Professional identity, and Skills mastery.

Career Progression

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 forensics.

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.