The MSc Cyber Security programme aims to develop the technical and managerial skills and knowledge for aspiring cyber security professionals wishing to specialise in industrial, governmental, educational and organisational disciplines. It is also designed for IT business specialists and managers seeking to gain a deeper understanding of cyber security solutions in a strategic, technical, consultancy or management context.

This programme is professionally structured to deliver a high quality course, focusing on technical and management security areas, technologies, trends and polices in the security sector.

What will this course cover?

The course will deliver a postgraduate programme, providing you with a wide range of contexts in which to apply your newly acquired knowledge of technical and managerial security issues. It is designed to incorporate guidance from the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG), a group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), as well as Institute of Information Security Professionals, and Information Security Skills Framework (IISP).

You will learn modern technical tools such as: network and software security, artificial inelegant systems security, cloud computing systems security and mobile systems security, as well as developing management skills in business continuity and disaster recovery, cyber security assurance and risk management, in addition to research techniques.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Student Destinations

Graduates from MSc Cyber Security will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to sit some of the leading industry exams and certifications and to become leading specialists in the cyber security industry. Your deep understanding of how to analyse, protects variant system’s application against threats and risks will help put you at a competitive advantage when applying for any cyber security roles. Positions can include:

– Systems Security Specialist
– Cyber Security Engineer
– System Security Analyst/Architect
– Information Analyst/Architect
– Security Analyst
– Security Engineer/Architect
– Security IT Manager/Director
– Systems Administrator
– Network Architect/Engineer
– Forensics Investigator.


Full Time Home and EU 2019/20: £11,000; Full Time International 2019/20: £11,000

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be assessed on their academic qualifications although previous experience and interest in computing, IT, business or management is desirable. A typical offer will include 2:2 honours degree or equivalent qualification in computing, web development, computer sciences, software engineering, system engineering, mathematics with computer science, physics with computer science or a related discipline. Applicants who don

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