MSc Cyber Security Technology

General

Program Description

Start dates: September, January, May

Tuition fees (2019/20): UK/EU: £6,990 International: £15,000

What will I study?

By completing the MSc in Cyber Security Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the areas of the Digital Leadership, Information Governance and Cyber Security, Cloud and Big Data Security, Introduction to Computer Networks Security, Computer Network Security, Research Methods for Professional Practice and Computing and Digital Technologies Project.

The modular content has been designed to allow you to develop both a theoretical and applied knowledge of core specialisms essential for a cyber security expert. For example, the digital leadership module is designed to support future career progression into roles where there is a requirement to manage other cyber specialists.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how the theories, tools, technologies and methods you will learn on the programme translate in to real life situations. Teaching will take place in a mix of lectures, workshops, labs, seminars and tutorials. The programme is 100% assessed through coursework, including critical report writing, portfolio, projects and a physical artifact such as a programme or a database.

Careers and further study

This master’s programme has been designed to ensure that graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the cyber security/IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management in IT, Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Consultant, IT Security and Support Manager, Information Security professional, Business Analyst.

This programme is also available as MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice which includes either an internship or project.

Standard Entry Requirements

A first degree, equivalent to a 2:2 (second class) honours degree in any discipline.

Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.

If You Do Not Meet the Academic Requirements

Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.

If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre Sessional English before starting this programme.

Last updated Dec 2019

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