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  • 12 months
    Duration
This Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics course at University of Wolverhampton has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners. The School of Maths and Computing has strong links with senior policy developers in Government and industry and is a national leader and innovator in the field of cybersecurity information sharing and threat intelligence.

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About

This Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics course at University of Wolverhampton is highly valuable to a variety of participants with an interest in Cybersecurity.

It will prepare a student well for achieving success in gaining employment; the demand for cybersecurity professionals currently outstrips the supply of talent. Employment opportunities include (but are not limited to); Cybersecurity Consultant.

Cybersecurity Analyst, IT Security Manager, Security Architect and Compliance roles.

For anyone thinking of undertaking further study in cybersecurity e.g. Research Degree or Professional Certifications.

Those already in the sector who wish to enhance / widen their knowledge and gain an advanced degree qualification.

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  • Develop robust security policies, justify the selection of suitable mechanisms for enforcement of such policies and be confident in the practices pertaining to systems security;
  • Analyse, categorise and evaluate security problems, and demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the most critical aspects;
  • Recommend and apply appropriate methods for the secure transmission and storage of data;
  • Demonstrate expertise in the construction and implementation of a functional security design for a network system;
  • Display mastery of the necessary knowledge required to manage the security of computer systems within an organisation.

Career path

There is an increasing demand for qualified people in all aspects of CyberSecurity and Forensics.The opportunities include but are not limited to:
  • Security Consultant
  • CyberSecurity Consultant
  • CyberSecurityAnalyst
  • IT Security Manager
  • Risk Officer
  • Security Architect

Programme Structure

What happens on the course?

You will learn, understand and be able to apply international standards and tools and techniques available to issues related to cybersecurity, information assurance and compliance. 

Through course material, interactive discussion, practical exercises and small group based work, you will learn, understand, and evaluate security problems.

The focus is on risks and you will develop an advanced knowledge of the threats and vulnerabilities that all organisations need to mitigate in order to avoid serious data breaches.

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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    165

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    54

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Academic Requirements

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Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

  • A lower second honours degree in Computer Science, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme.
or
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

Upon entry students will:

be assessed for their capability to program to a good standard. The inability to meet the required standard will result in the student transferring to the MSc Information Technology degree

A pass at degree level.

Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview.

Tuition Fee

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    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
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