Taught course

Cyber Security

Institution
University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

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.

As well as covering established techniques, it covers new and innovative practices developed through 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, and also concentrates on issues such as securing networks and system penetration testing.

You will be empowered with the skills needed to make managerial decisions related to protecting an organisation's security holistically, as well as developing technical skills that can be applied to protect against specific system breaches. You'll also learn how to perform ethical hacking - by being taught many of the techniques employed by malicious hackers you can develop the skills necessary to 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Engineering and Technology
Email
tech@derby.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1332 593302