Taught course

Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Institution
University of Kent · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A first, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. You should also have mathematical skills equivalent to a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

For 2021, in response to the challenges caused by Covid-19 we will consider applicants either holding or projected a 2:2. A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience.

This response is part of our flexible approach to admissions whereby we consider each student and their personal circumstances. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In a world with more smart devices than people and an increasing reliance on connectivity across the Internet, cyber threats are a growing concern for organisations, governments and individuals. Acquiring skills in Cyber Security has, therefore, become an advantage for a range of professions and roles across different sectors and disciplines.

Overview

The Computer Science (Cyber Security) conversion course will give you the opportunity to establish a foundation in cyber security from technical and multidisciplinary perspectives. This course is designed for graduates from any discipline who wish to start a career in cyber security.

Cybercrime is a growing threat to society, democracy and organisations with increasing high profile cyber security cases in the news. This conversion course has been designed to meet the demands of organisations seeking to protect valuable data. This course will provide you with the key skills and knowledge in computer science and systems security to enhance your career prospects in identifying and solving complex security problems.

The University of Kent is recognised by the British Government as being an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, meaning you will be taught by staff who are top researchers in this area.

This programme is available with an optional industrial placement of between eight and 50 weeks. The industrial placement provides an opportunity to work in real-world, technical, and business roles, enhancing your study experience and having a dramatic impact on your choices after graduation.

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Information for international students

If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Funding

Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:

· University and external funds

· Scholarships specific to the academic school delivering this programme.

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
CEMS Admissions
Email
cemsadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 764000