• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Cyber Technology programme from De Montfort University provides flexibility and a range of module choices to practitioners and relevant organisations in the telecom, consultancy and software/system engineering sectors, which enables them to tailor their training/education needs.

Overview

Reasons to study the Cyber Technology programme from De Montfort University:

  • Develop skills required for a rapidly changing sector - gain the latest skills, techniques and knowledge required in one of the most exciting areas of computing 
  • Developed in conjunction with industry experts - modules are developed with Deloitte UK,  Airbus, BT and Rolls-Royce ensuring that you explore issues relevant to industry 
  • Dedicated Cyber Security Centre - access to our dedicated Computer Security and Forensics laboratories will give you the opportunity to work in industry standard facilities which will allow you to develop and enhance your skills in digital forensics 
  • Taught by expert academic staff - taught by expert staff within our Cyber Security Centre and Software Technology Research Laboratory who recognised leaders in  the cyber security domain 
  • Specialise your learning to your area of interest - combine modules from across Cyber Security, Cyber Technology, Digital Forensics and Software Engineering, allowing you to tailor the course to your areas of interest 
  • Excellent career prospects - graduates are prepared for roles such as consultancy, software houses or project management within organisations that are cyber security specialists within law enforcement, government; in commercial IT departments and security consultancies

Cyber Technology MSc consists of four main themes; Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Digital Forensics, and Management. It can be studied by combining modules from all four themes allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of interest. You have the opportunity to choose mixed pathways, for example the choices of modules could lead to a degree in Cyber Security with Management. This programme is developed in conjunction with our Industrial Advisory Group which includes: Deloitte UK, Airbus, BT, and Rolls-Royce.

Graduate Careers

Graduates are prepared for positions in consultancies, software houses or project management. They are also likely to be employed as cyber security specialists within law enforcement, government or other related agencies, in commercial IT departments or security consultancies, or in other computing positions where cyber security is an issue. Graduates can also undertake further study towards a doctoral or PhD degree.

Accreditation

The Cyber Technology MSc programme is provisionally certified by GCHQ.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice and Research Methods
  • MSc Project/Dissertation
  • Foundations of Cyber Security    
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence  
  • Host and Network Security
  • Penetration Testing and Incident Response
  • Cyber Engineering 
  • Digital Forensics Principles and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      A minimum of two years part-time.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14660 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Per module - £1,645 per 15 credits except for project = £1,500

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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