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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Cyber threats are on the increase and have been highlighted by the UK government as one of the 4 main threats to the UK. There is an increasing demand from business and government for individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design, build, and maintain secure software and systems that can protect people, business and data from malicious attack.

This programme builds on the knowledge gained in a first degree to equip you with advanced computer science and cyber security skills necessary to produce modern secure systems. The theory taught in the lectures is reinforced in the practicals where you have the opportunity to use industry standard tools and techniques in our dedicated security, server and networking laboratories which provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques.

This course has provisional GCHQ certification.

Information for international students

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 component; or an equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.

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

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
tde-ecm-enquiry@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 485706