Taught course

Applied Cyber Security

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics with Computer Science, Physics with Computer Science or a related discipline.

Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree and a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University) in one of the above disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants will be expected to have mathematical ability and significant programming experience as evidenced either through the content of their primary degree or through another appropriate formal qualification. It would be beneficial if applicants have experience programming in C and working in a Linux environment.

MSc

Months of entry

September

Course content

The world’s online security depends on you. Step up to the plate with this fascinating, industry-focused Master’s course, taught at one of the world’s cyber security hubs.

ABOUT YOU
You’ll be analytical, technical and a modern-day codebreaker. Cyber security is a challenge that will not go away, affecting companies, individuals and even governments. You could be:
  • A recent graduate – possibly a maths or engineering graduate with good programming skills, or you might be a good developer but have little knowledge of cyber security.
  • Already working in industry – experienced in technical software development, and looking to upskill and enhance your professional development.
  • An international student looking to study a UK master’s degree, to meet an international need and to live and study in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This innovative programme is at the forefront of technical advances in cutting-edge technologies such as cryptography‌, computer forensics, malware and intelligent information systems.
You'll be taught entirely at our Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s largest cyber security research lab.
This is an applied course, very industry-focused, to prepare you for a technical leadership role. Our block-mode timetable is ideally suited for anyone in full-time employment who wants to enhance their career prospects through part-time study.
You’ll use software such as:
  • Wireshark
  • Metasploit
  • GCC for C/C++
  • Hex-Rays IDA
  • OllyDbg
WHAT WILL EXCITE YOU
  • You’ll hear from industry experts during seminars
  • You’ll be involved in our World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit, including the invite-only gala dinner of 100 global leaders in cyber security.
  • You’ll be involved in creating new businesses from our cyber security research.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/Coursefinder

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found here.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12/24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
The Programme Director
Email
eeecs@qub.ac.uk
Phone
028 9097 5439