The Cyberspace Operations course is designed to develop professionals to support manoeuvre in cyberspace, in contested operations and as part of integrated planning. Students will be UK Military and other Government personnel charged with supporting operations in cyberspace, in their current or anticipated role. The course will specifically focus on responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. The course enables the student to understand the context of the cyber domain. Whilst a technical understanding is an advantage, this course enables students from a variety of backgrounds to understand the drivers and constraints within cyber operations and how many roles need to integrate to provide an effective and cohesive operation. The course specifically evaluates the current doctrine and planning procedures across a variety of military and civilian contexts. It also evaluates the impact of cyber on control systems, leadership and decision making in the command and control environment.
The course is taught through a flexible blend of compulsory residential courses, online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) activities and interaction and project-based learning. It has three components: a taught component comprising of ten, 10 credit modules (PgCert/PgDip/MSc); a 20 credit module; an 80 credit research project assessed by dissertation (MSc).
- Foundations: Management of Cyber
- Understanding Risk
- Cyber Attack – Threats and Opportunities
- Social Technologies
- Cyberwarfare in Intelligence and Military Operations
- Data Led Decision Support
- Incident Management
- Cyber Systems Thinking and Practice
- Research Methods
- Study Skills
- The Human Dimension
- Critical Networks and Process Control
- Applied Cyber Concepts Project
Students taking the MSc/PgDip complete a 20 credit project, focused on a work-based problem. This allows the student to develop and demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills acquired in the taught modules to a practical problem in the context of a continually changing cyber environment.
This qualification will take you on to become one of the next generation of individuals who can support manoeuvres in cyberspace, in contested operations and as part of integrated planning. Additionally, it provides you with both the theoretical and practical understanding of cyberspace within an organisation, thereby enabling you to become one of the next generation of leaders.
A first or second class honours degree; or 3rd class degree with three years’ relevant experience; or pass degree with five years’ relevant experience; or HND/C with seven years’ relevant experience. Exceptional candidates may be accepted with ten year’s relevant experience in a related role.