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All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with. Please visit our website for more information. The MSc in Cyber Security programme is offered by Swansea University.

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Overview

The MSc in Cyber Security programme at Swansea University covers critical modern technology issues from the security and privacy of personal data, to cyberterrorism, cybercrime and mobile security.

In this branch of Computer Science at Swansea a holistic and interdisciplinary approach brings together modules on penetration testing, formal modelling, information security management, cryptography and artificial intelligence.

Our brand new £32.5m Computational Foundry lies at the heart of this course. Sophisticated teaching and research equipment include a Vision and Biometric Lab, a Maker Lab, a TechHealth Lab, a Theory Lab, a Cyber Security/Networking Lab, a User Lab and a Visualisation Suite.

The cyber security lab enables you to explore the security landscape, undertake experiments in network security, mobile security, and investigate threats in the context of the Internet of Things.

You will complete this course with an informed and alert mindset suitable for a career in cyber security.

Career opportunities

Completing this Cyber Security programme at Swansea University will considerably enhance your cyber security career prospects. Your future pathway might include any of the following.

  • Cyber threat analyst
  • Penetration tester
  • PhD researcher
  • Data security analyst
  • Secure web developer

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Information Security Management
  • Computer Science Project Research Methods
  • Critical Systems
  • IT-Security: Cryptography and Network Security
  • Security Vulnerabilities and Penetration Testing
  • Network and Wireless Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science or other relevant discipline.
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Funding

For funding and scholarships, please visit our website for more details.

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