• Application Deadline
  • 13 months
    Duration
Join the fight against malicious programs and cybercrime on the Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc offered by Staffordshire University. We will give you the skills you need to become a cyber security and digital forensics professional – intercepting, collecting, analysing and reporting the events in cyberspace and digital media.

Overview

Put yourself on the cyber security front line with Staffordshire University. We have specialised computer laboratories, isolated from university networks, to give you vital experience in the most current security threats - and more importantly, how to protect against and neutralise them.

With us, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the theories, principles, practices and technologies of cyber security and digital forensics. Our research-driven and industry-connected academic staff also aim to enrich you in the different ethical and lawful issues, to make you readily employable after graduation.

The Computer Science (Cyber Security) course at the Staffordshire University is focused around recent advances and developments as well as employer-needs and covers the notion of software weaponisation, and the tools and technologies in discovering the cybercrime. 

Careers

After completing the Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Security engineer
  • Security analyst
  • Security administrator
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Security specialist
  • Security consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybercrime Forensic Analysis
  • Digital Forensic Fundamentals
  • Dissertation
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Operating System Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Professional Secure Networks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The earlier you apply, the better.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 25 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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).

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent).
  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11772 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8136 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8820 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time - £4,410 per year of study
  • For the course starting on 14 Sept: UK / EU: £9,085 per course; Non-EU: £14,500 per course

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 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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