Taught course

Cybersecurity

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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Full time
Part time

Months of entry

September

Course content

Addresses 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.

Developed in conjunction with industry and aligned with GCHQ recommendations, our cybersecurity course teaches you the very latest security principles, practices, tools and techniques. Led by a team of specialist staff in our newly updated computer laboratories, our MSc in Cybersecurity will prepare you for one of the most in-demand roles of our time or a related research career.

As well as studying areas such as secure application development, risk management, malware analysis and digital forensics, you will gain an understanding of the business continuity and transformation aspects that are crucial to cyber resilience in an ever-evolving threat landscape. Using case-based analysis, you will have the opportunity to learn about security operations and forensic approaches to investigation across multiple platforms.

After graduation, you will be well placed to progress into a variety of roles in digital security and data science or a related research career.

This one-year degree falls under the umbrella of the Data Science Academy (DSA), run by the School of Computer Science and Informatics, in partnership with the School of Mathematics. You will benefit from the shared knowledge and skills of both Schools. However, your degree will still be run by the School of Computer Science & Informatics.

Distinctive features

  • This course incorporates project-based learning using real-world datasets and problems.
  • Enjoy access to our dedicated Cybersecurity and Forensics Laboratory where you can explore the security challenges facing today’s professionals through experiments with genuine attacks in real-world scenarios.
  • Gain valuable work experience on professional work placements and projects with leading industrial security practitioners.
  • Some of your modules will be taught in our newly-renovated Turing Suite.
  • You will be provided with a laptop during induction week that will remain with you throughout the duration of the course.

Accreditations

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