COMP0057 Research in Information Security

This database contains the 2018-19 versions of syllabuses. These are still being finalised and changes may occur before the start of the session.

Syllabuses from the 2017-18 session are available here.

Academic session

2018-19

Module

Research in Information Security

Code

COMP0057

Module delivery

1819/A7P/T2/COMP0057 Postgraduate

Related deliveries

None

Prior deliveries

COMPGA11

Level

Postgraduate

FHEQ Level

L7

FHEQ credits

15

Term/s

Term 2

Module leader

Murdoch, Steven

Contributors

Murdoch, Steven

Module administrator

Bottomley, Samantha

Aims

The module aims to develop an understanding of what research in information security is about, how to identify a contribution, what the quality standards in scientific publications are, and to study selected technical sub-topics in depth.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:

  1. Understand how research in information security is conducted and disseminated
  2. Identify the context of information security literature and critically engage with the work

Students will be exposed to research on information security, by reading quality technical research papers in information security.

Availability and prerequisites

This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.

In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions to the satisfaction of the module leader. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.

Programmes on which available:

  • MSc Information Security
  • MSc Information Security (Part time) (Year 1)
  • MSc Information Security (Part time) (Year 2)
  • MSc Crime and Forensic Science

Prerequisites:

There are no formal prerequisities.

Content

Students attend lectures and read scientific papers within an area of information security. The students will present a scientific paper in class, write two short reviews of papers presented in class, and write one detailed report about one paper in particular.

An indicative reading list is available via http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/departments/comps_eng.html.

Delivery

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and self-directed learning.

Assessment

This module delivery is assessed as below:

#

Title

Weight (%)

Notes

1

Report

60

 

2

Coursework 1

10

 

3

Class presentation

20

 

4

Coursework 2

10

 

In order to pass this module delivery, students must achieve an overall weighted module mark of 50%.