Taught course

Cyber Security

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a first or second class honours degree in a computing discipline. Candidates with degrees in other disciplines but with relevant experience will also be considered. Such candidates will normally have worked for 3 or more years at a responsible level in an area closely related to the academic discipline to be studied. Such applicants will be interviewed by the course leader or nominated respresentative to ascertain that the applicant has the ability to succeed at postgraduate level. •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 6.0) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Learn how to identify new and existing cyber threats and determine methods and processes to minimise attacks. Gain skills in a real-life business context, by cracking passwords and wireless networks and testing web applications for vulnerabilities and security breaches.

Cyber security is a priority for governments and organisations throughout the world. We’ll work together to explore how organisations and individuals can take action to protect themselves online from cyber-attacks.

We’ll begin by understanding networks and operating systems, how they work and the strengths and weaknesses of them. You’ll then think like a hacker, working from the inside out, as you recognise the threats to an organisation and its resources, and learn to implement and test secure systems.

Focusing on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation, you’ll cover all aspects of cyber security including network security, computer security and information security.

You’ll apply your knowledge and skills hands-on in a real-life context, in our specialised lab, which is already equipped with tools such as Kali LInux, Wireshark, Nmap and Burp Suite. You’ll write your own Metasploit modules, automate social-engineering attacks, bypass antivirus software and turn access to one machine as you take total control of the enterprise.

You’ll gain skills in communicating information to higher levels of the corporation’s managers, giving you confidence to present your invaluable problem solving solutions and strategic security planning in any organisation.

We know there’s a worldwide shortage of skills graduates in cyber security, so you’ll be ahead of the game as you further your career and make a real impact on a society that is increasingly dependent on the internet and IT technology.

On completion of this course, you’ll be highly employable, in roles that range from working as a security architect to consultancy or working in an operational 
team. You’ll also have the opportunityto work on your entrepreneurial skills,through the use of software including Cisco Aspire and PASSPORT21, so you’re fully prepared for a more business-focused role. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Computer Science PhD.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from International students, Please visit http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/study/international.html for more information

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Government loans of up to £10,000 available. Visit Anglia.ac.uk/pgfinance for more details

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 - 30 months
full time
12 - 15 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1245 686868