Taught course

Computer Science for Cyber Security

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
Qualifications
MScMSc with PlacementPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree, equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor’s degree, in an Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science or a related Engineering or Computing degree. Applicants whose first degree is not in these areas, but who have worked in a related industry, and have obtained good relevant experience and programming skills, can also be considered.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in all components.

OR

An equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Computer Science for Cyber Security course builds on the knowledge gained in a first degree. It will equip you with advanced computer science and cyber security skills needed to produce modern secure systems.

Our teaching staff have a wide range of expertise in computer science and cyber security. We put an emphasis on live projects, alongside group work modelled on industry standard working patterns. This allows you to develop skills that are directly applicable to the workplace.

You'll use industry standard tools and techniques in our dedicated security, server and networking laboratories. These labs provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques.

The UK government has highlighted cyber threats as one of the four main threats to the UK. And there is an increasing need to protect people, business and data from malicious attack. As a result individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design, build and maintain secure software and systems are in demand.


This course has provisional GCHQ certification.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848