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Programme structure: Cyber Security (TIPS at Scale) (PhD) - what's running in 2022/23

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

    This section describes which Units you will take in which year of study. It indicates which units are mandatory and where you will be able to choose. The overall pass marks you will need to achieve in order to progress or achieve an award are shown. The full regulations concerning progression and completion are held in the University's Regulations and Code of Practice. Any particular aspects of your programme that are unusual will be highlighted. If any Units are must pass this will be shown below. The linked unit specifications detail any additional requirements.

    What do the Levels represent?

    What do the teaching blocks (TB) mean?

  • Year 1 (2022/23)

The maximum period of study for full-time students is 4 years. This catalogue only shows the taught units on the programme and may not show all years of study.

The MRes is an exit point from the PhD in Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in Large-scale Infrastructures and may be awarded to students who leave the PhD following successful completion of the first year of study, comprising the units outlined below.

Mandatory Units COMSM0030, COMSM0031, COMSM0032, COMSM0033 are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Socio-technical Foundations for TIPS-at Scale COMSM0032 50 Mandatory TB-1
Masterclasses and Placements COMSM0031 40 Mandatory TB-2
Resilient Socio-technical Infrastructures COMSM0030 30 Mandatory TB-2
For the purposes of the award of an MRes students will be required to successfully complete a Research Project:
Research Project COMSM0033 60 Optional AYEAR
For the purposes of the exit award of a PGCert students may be required to successfully complete an optional unit:
Advanced Topics in Cyber Security COMSM0116 10 Optional TB-2
Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in Large-scale Infrastructures (MRes)   180    

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.