Taught course

Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics

University of Salford · School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 honours in computer science, or a related subject with coverage of programming and IPv4 networking, preferably with experience of command line usage.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Data security breaches are on the rise, but you can be part of the solution. With our Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics postgraduate degree, you can expand your existing computing knowledge, and develop an applied skill set, ready to build a career in this exciting, in-demand intelligence field.

Available with full and part-time study routes starting each January and September, this Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) accredited course will provide you with both a specialist cyber security knowledge base and real-world skills, so you are ready to fight cyber crime.

During your studies, you will learn about attack (red team) and defence (blue team) strategies. You will consider established attack surfaces (networking, social engineering) and modern issues (IoT, Cloud). You will examine the trade-offs taken between security, privacy and availability.

You will:

  • Develop practical and real-world skills in all major areas of cyber security
  • Engage with industry experts and active cyber security researchers during your studies
  • Build cyber threat intelligence to learn how to fight against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
  • Gain advanced knowledge of penetration testing, cyber forensics, malware reverse engineering, privacy, and risk management

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc/PgDip
    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

+44 (0)161 295 4545