A degree (at least 2:2) in a computing subject. A business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing content may also be considered.
Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing.
Months of entry
Cyber security is a key issue in the provision of services, from the application layer through to the basic building blocks of computer and network systems.
This masters degree course in Cyber Security is being offered by the School of Computing and Engineering and has been developed in response to a high demand for cyber security professionals with systematic understanding of the principles and technologies underpinning today's IT systems.
The School of Computing and Engineering has partnered with leaders within the security industry to provide you with a course which will enable you to gain comprehensive knowledge and critical skills in computer security. This course will enable you to pursue a career as a cyber security professional in either the public or the private sector.
As well as learning how industry professionals secure cyber systems and their supporting technologies, on this course you will come to recognise the importance behind the management and delivery of content and services through to users.
Building on from undergraduate computing courses, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills around cyber security by discovering how cyber security systems are designed and constructed and of the impact technology has on organisations.
The course aims to develop your ability to analyse the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the human aspects of cyber security and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.
It also aims to develop your critical skills and techniques to appropriately solve typical cyber security problems, enabling you to choose from a range of security related jobs/roles in a rapidly evolving and diverse environment.
This course provides routes into a diverse range of career opportunities in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and in organisations that are data and knowledge intensive. Employers require information security officers at all levels including:
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Network and Computer Security Engineers
- Security Managers and Consultants
- Penetration Testers
- Cybersecurity Analysts
- Security Investigators
- Security Researchers.
You will have access to laboratories and dedicated ICT suites with specialist networks and software as well as excellent resources for study space and meetings.
Information for international students
International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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