Taught course

IT Cyber Security

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree of equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) in a subject other than computing science.

If you hold a Computing Science degree then please consider the MSc Information Security.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in IT Cyber Security is an intensive, practically-oriented taught programme which equips you with advanced IT and Cyber Security skills. This is a conversion degree programme intended for students without a computing science background. You will apply your knowledge and skills by conducting a development project.

Why this programme

The School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked achieving 2nd in Scotland and 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017)

The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.

You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.

You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in IT Cyber Security include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses

  • Cryptography and secure development
  • Cyber security fundamentals
  • Cyber security forensics
  • Database theory and applications
  • Enterprise cyber security
  • Human-centred security
  • Programming
  • Safety critical systems
  • Software project management
  • Systems and networks
  • Group project

If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days.

Career prospects

Former students on related programmes are now employed in:

  • chemical, electronics, travel, food, and oil industries
  • banking and insurance
  • software houses
  • retailing
  • education
  • the health service
  • management consultancy
  • civil engineering,
  • and other sectors

Some graduates apply their newly-acquired IT skills within their existing careers, or move into research or teaching.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,250
International students
£19,500

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
PGT Dircetor
Email
socs-pgt-director@dcs.gla.ac.uk
Phone
0141 330 4515