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About

The Cybersecurity (Conversion) programme offered by the University of Chester aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Why study this course with us?

The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, which was established in 1985 and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.

The course is taught by experts in the field with years of expertise in industry, and has close links with industry, government, and the police. The course is taught at Thornton Science Park, which offers an excellent learning environment with dedicated specialist resources, including virtualisation facilities and an isolated cybersecurity lab for specialist workshops to take place.

The Department is also home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students can gain experience of commercial projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Dissertation 
  • Research Methods 
  • Data Visualisation 
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing 
  • Cyber Concepts and Techniques 
  • Business Implications of Cybersecurity 
  • Digital Forensics and Penetration Testing 
  • Software Exploitation 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity

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

                Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
                Part-time
                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Duration description
                  2-6 years
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
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              English Language Requirements

              You need the following IELTS score:

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

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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).

              UK/EU 

              • As a conversion Master’s degree, this course has a wider admission than would normally be expected.
              • A good honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) in a science, maths, engineering, or cognitive field would be expected, or one where the applicant can show technical discipline.

              International

              • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 
              • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                12000 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                7332 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 7335 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Chester

              • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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

              Funding

              The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

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