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The deadline for booking this course online is passed. Please contact us to enquire about availability +44 (0) 1223 760850 or email:

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

This course on the mathematics of cryptography introduces some of the most important codes and ciphers. Topics range from simple substitution ciphers and the Enigma machine of the Second World War, to modern cryptography such as RSA used in internet encryption. You will need to be confident with basic arithmetic and algebra.


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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