Taught course

Cyber Security

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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Full time
Part time

Months of entry

September

Course content

Address the key security issues that are faced by global communications and information systems and develop your practical skills through exposure to real-world problems and datasets.

Our MSc Cyber Security addresses the key security issues that are faced by global communications and information systems.

The programme, which has been shaped with input from large and small corporations via our industry advisory board, provides a mix of business context with core security, trust and privacy issues that challenge the IT sector. The learning outcomes in the programme are designed to align with the recommendations of GCHQ for a Masters level cyber security curriculum. The course builds on previous skills in computer science, to strengthen understanding of this emerging area.

As well as studying themes such as secure application development, network security, malware analysis, security operations and digital forensics, you will gain an understanding of the risk management and business continuity aspects that are crucial to cyber resilience in an ever-evolving threat landscape. This combined business/security approach provides valuable training for interacting with organisations, and understanding their business functions in a deeper context.

Using case-based analysis, you will have the opportunity to learn about security operations and forensic approaches to investigation across multiple platforms.

Distinctive features

  • Researcher-led modules integrate the latest research ideas with current best practice.
  • The programme is guided and supported by security practitioners from industry, ensuring high relevance and employability.
  • Students will have access to our Cyber Security and Forensics Laboratory. In this dedicated network, they can explore the security challenges facing today’s professionals through experiments with real attacks in realistic real-world scenarios.
  • Professionally accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Placement opportunities with world-leading industrial security practitioners.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Enquiries
Email
enquiry@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 4455