By learning to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security on this masters, you’ll develop the skills and confidence to succeed in a wide range of cyber security roles. This could include security designer, ethical hacker, and digital forensics officer.
Starting with the fundamentals, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different levels of computer and network security. You’ll then explore both the technical aspects and the logistics of planning and implementing network security management. And how to investigate systems after a breach.
You will also complete a masters project. While you’ll have plenty of support along the way, it’s a solo research project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace.
We aim to train you to become a specialist in a field with opportunities in virtually every sector – with everything that means for your future career prospects.
The advanced skills and understanding you’ll develop on the Cyber Security course from Manchester Metropolitan University can take you into cyber security roles across a range of industries, in both the public and private sectors. You could apply for jobs like information security specialist, software engineer for information security, ethical hacker, security designer or security tester, to name a few.
Your masters could also provide a foundation for further studies. For example, going on to study a PhD.
Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.
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- Information Security Management
- Cryptography and Applications
- Advanced Network Security
- Secure Systems Development
- Advanced Computer Networks
- Principles and Practices of Cyber Security
- Principles and Practices of Digital Forensics
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences IT Security Cyber Security View 121 other Masters in IT Security in United Kingdom
You’ll need a UK Honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a computing-related subject with knowledge of programming and computing networks. We might also consider your application if you have a different kind of computing qualification, together with substantial experience in a computing-focused role.
International16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year
- EU/International: £2750 per 30 credits studied per year
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