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The MSc Cyber Security is designed for those wishing to develop or advance a career as a cyber security professional or to take a leading technical or managerial role in an organisation critically dependent upon data and information communication technology.
The course is suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background. The programme is also able to cater for those with no formal studies in computer science but where significant interest in cyber security can instead be demonstrated.
The course covers all aspects of cyber security including network, computer and information security. You will learn the most important technical concepts of security—such as encryption, intrusion detection, penetration testing, access control, digital forensics and investigation, risk management, security governance and network security.
Alongside this, the course focuses on the business context so that students can progress their careers more rapidly through and aim very specifically at management positions.
This course provides a broad foundation for cyber security concepts while delivering advanced knowledge and skills in key technical areas. Designed to meet the growing demand from global business and industry for robust cyber security systems, this course underpins the principles and practical professional skills you’ll need to meet the future challenges faced by organisations, particularly when it comes to strategic security planning.
You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree in a related area • or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification • and/or work experience • you should be able to demonstrate competency in computer programming • international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.
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Security analyst, cyber security consultant or chief technical officer (CTO) a wide range of career opportunities are available on completion of your MSc.
Develop cyber security knowledge and skills in dedicated computer labs.
Each module is delivered in a one week block of lectures, tutorials and seminars.
Benefit from our links within the cyber security industry Our industry links have informed curriculum development and support opportunities for research.