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Unit information: Applied Cryptology in 2021/22

Unit name Applied Cryptology
Unit code COMSM0054
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Page
Open unit status Not open

See COMS30048 Applied Cryptography (Teaching Unit).


COMS30048 Applied Cryptography (Teaching Unit).

School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

Please note, this is the Year M-level Assessment Unit for COMS30048 Applied Cryptography (Teaching Unit).

Intended Learning Outcomes

See COMS30048 Applied Cryptography (Teaching Unit).

Teaching Information

See COMS30048 Applied Cryptography (Teaching Unit).

Assessment Information

See COMS30048 Applied Cryptography (Teaching Unit).


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.