Taught course

Cyber Security

Institution
University of York · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for you if you have a Computer Science related degree and if you already possess a strong computer science, software engineering or information technology background. Typically, you will have achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Security of our systems is one of the most challenging topics of our time. There is an international consensus that in order to respond to the number and sophistication of threats that we face, the level of security skills we have needs to be increased.

This is a forward-looking, GCHQ certified course that will give you the skills and knowledge you need in the core areas of cyber security. You'll learn the theories, principles, practices and technologies of cyber security and gain knowledge and understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to cyber defence.

The course emphasises important technical material that will help you make effective cyber security decisions, and addresses issues such as: identity; trust and reputation; cryptography; network security; malware and intrusion detection; risk management; and the development of high assurance systems.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in industry or government, this course will provide you with a broad education in cyber security, which will allow you to make technically informed principled decisions.

This course will also prepare you if you are seeking a research career in cyber security; a research skills module is a mandatory part of the course.

The first half of the course is taken up by taught modules. Each module comprises a mix of lectures, problem classes and practical classes, plus personal study time. In the second half of the course, you will undertake an individual research project under the supervision of a member of staff.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
postgraduate@cs.york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 325500