Taught course

Computer Systems Security

Institution
University of South Wales · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

This course is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent. Candidates should have a computing background with very good IT skills or extensive experience of the relevant sector.

Months of entry

September

Course content

As the use of information systems is now widespread in the lives of individuals, business and society, the security of computer systems is increasingly important.

The significance of information security and the demand for relevant skills has been emphasised recently by high-profile incidents concerning the privacy of personal data and security of financial information.

This specialist Computer Systems Security masters focuses on the technical aspects of computer systems security and systems administration, including penetration testing. It benefits from close alignment to the Tiger Scheme, a GCHQ recognised penetration testing scheme run by the University.

You will be taught by an internationally recognised team from the department’s Cybersecurity Research Group, and external speakers contribute to delivering the latest expertise and developments.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9000
International students
£14300

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries and Admissions
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
03455 76 77 78