Taught course

Cyber Security

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

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Entry requirements

You will need: An honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications / experience in a computing discipline If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The speed with which the internet and information sharing has developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. As such, individuals with proven information security knowledge are now in high demand.

The MSc Cyber Security bridges this gap and helps meet this accelerating demand. It focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding so you can create a secure and effective information infrastructure.

Along with exploring established techniques, we cover the innovative practices which are emerging as a result of the very latest research. You will learn about both managerial and technical elements of information security, as well as enterprise level security. This includes risk management and compliance, atogether with issues such as securing networks and system penetration testing.

You will hone a wide range of technical skills that can be applied to protect against specific system breaches. You'll also learn how to perform ethical hacking - by understanding many of the techniques employed by malicious hackers, you can mitigate risks and thwart potential attacks.

The MSc Cyber Security has been developed to teach you the very latest in information protection techniques, being delivered by academics at the leading edge of system penetration and intrusion analysis research.

Fees and funding

UK students
£825 per 20 credits
International students
£13,500 for the full programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

College of Engineering and Technology
+44 (0)1332 590500