In addition, surveys from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show a significant shortage of information security professionals and a lack of security awareness, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), indicating an urgent need for student education, the provision of up-to-date educational resources, industry training and the embedding of good practice.
This MSc in Cyber Security addresses these requirements by increasing relevant knowledge and skills in line with the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, while also addressing the national skills shortage in information security.You will develop an understanding of current issues in information security and cyber security, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of a variety of techniques for strategically managing IT, both as a resource and for analysing and controlling security risks.
- Develop in-depth skills and knowledge of cyber security based on professional standards and certifications and designed with industry partners;
- Gain a deeper understanding of cyber security concepts, principles, technologies and practices;
- Study a programme designed for current or potential system managers, system administrators and other IT professionals with a responsibility for, or interest in, cyber security.
The MSc has been designed to meet the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) certification criteria for Masters degrees, as well as satisfying the professional body knowledge requirements of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)².The programme also aligns with international standards (ISO27001/2) for information security management systems and is informed by the PAS 555:2013 Cyber Security Risk Governance and Management Specification.On successful completion of the course, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and expertise to work as a cyber security professional, or information security professional, in roles such as an information security engineer/manager, ISO27001 auditor, computer forensic analyst, cyber security specialist or security engineer.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Research and Development Project
- Research Methods
- Emerging Technologies
- Computer Forensics
- System Penetration Testing
- Biometric Security
- Information Security Management
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences IT Security View 139 other Masters in IT Security in United Kingdom
To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours, comprising 50% or more of content in a computing-related discipline.
Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5220 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5220 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £29 per credit for UK and EU students, i.e. £580 per 20 credit module.
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