Taught course

Cyber Security

Institution
University of Winchester · University of Winchester
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the security area, with competence in computer programming.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field
  • Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including a dedicated Cyber Security and Forensics laboratory in a state-of-the-art new development (from 2019)
  • Develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays in an organisational context

This accredited programme offers a multi-disciplinary perspective to the subject of Cyber Security giving students an excellent basis for a future career in the field. This is particularly crucial given the national Cyber Security Strategy and the current skills shortage in the marketplace.

You will enhance your knowledge of cyber crime and information security management, including software development, advanced digital forensic investigation, multimedia networking and the Dark Web. You will benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including EnCase Academic Programme, Cisco Networking Academy, GCHQ and the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

This programme will provide you with the necessary skills to understand and apply specialised security knowledge to recognise and resolve complex threats faced by organisations and government bodies. You will develop a rounded perspective of key security domains such as network security, penetration testing, digital forensic investigation and secure software development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk