Taught course

Cyber Security

Institution
City, University of London · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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.

Other suitable qualifications:
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.

INTO City, University of London:
If you do not meet the entry requirements, INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help you prepare for study at City, University of London. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics.

Kaplan International College London:
City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre-Masters courses at KIC London offer you comprehensive support to help you complete your postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

The course features real-life scenarios and a cyber-security challenge to provide you with hands-on experience in testing and analysing computing systems:

Semester 1 - become an ethical hacker. Your challenge: to identify flaws in a computer system by breaking its crypto components and retrieving sensitive information from an e-commerce company.
Semester 2 - become an investigator. Your challenge: to analyse network traffic, logs and detect attacks in a company's network. You must trace hackers and bring them to justice with concrete proof and reporting.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Programmes Office
Email
smcsepg@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0248