You should hold at least a lower second-class honours degree from a UK institution (or the equivalent from an international institution) in Computer Science or a related discipline with some mathematical content. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered for entry to this course.
Months of entry
This course is designed for graduate students and IT/ICT professionals who want to prepare for a successful career in computer, network and information security. It will help you to develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security.
This Masters programme will particularly suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject, such as computer science or business computing. It will also suit graduates who have completed a numerate subject with a significant computing component, such as applied mathematics, engineering or physics.
The Cyber Security MSc aims to help you:
- Specialise in advanced aspects of cyber security (including cryptography and network security) and information security management and security audits
- Investigate penetration-testing techniques using Metasploit
- Engage with researchers to develop your scientific knowledge and skills
- Explore and specialise in the socio-technical aspects of security, cybercrime and digital forensics
- Critically evaluate the technical, social and management dimensions of computing systems and technologies from a security perspective
- Gain tangible experience that extends across all the security specific core modules
- Acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed as a professional in computer science.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Programmes Office
- +44 (0)20 7040 0248