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About

In today’s always connected environment, it is important for organisations to implement robust cyber defences capable of mitigating an increasing range of cyber attacks. The Cyber Security from University of Essex Online, delivered 100% online and part-time, will introduce you to the key concepts, tools, guidelines and approaches used to protect an organisation’s online environment. 

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Overview

The Cyber Security from University of Essex Online goes beyond technical competencies to consider managerial and psychological concerns, while simultaneously developing essential skills such as teamwork, risk assessment and decision making.

This conversion course starts with an overview of the fundamental aspects of cyber security, highlighting the trends and developments in this field.  In later modules, you will explore topics such as:

  • fundamentals of network security and information security governance principles
  • an inter-disciplinary perspective involving psychology that considers the human factor in cyber security challenges
  • traditional and contemporary Software Development Life Cycle models and how they are affected by risk management considerations

Towards the end of your studies, you will consider a topic of interest within the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge and produce an individual project on that topic. If anything captures your interest during the course that you to want to study in more detail, this is your opportunity to spend a third of the course focusing on it.

Your future

There is currently a global shortage of computer science professionals and an increasing need for robust cyber security measures, particularly in smaller companies who are most vulnerable to attack. This course will give you a breadth of knowledge and skills to enable you move into this highly sought-after field.

Graduates from this course will be able to succeed in a range of roles such as Policy Maker, Software Developer, Risk Analyst, Threat Management, Secure Systems Designer/Programmer, Information Systems Administrator or Forensic Analyst.

Accreditation

Following a successful advisory visit, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, will undertake a full accreditation visit in the 2021/22 academic year, to consider programmes for accreditation towards Chartered IT Professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Launching into Cyber Security 
  • Network Security 
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Secure Software Development 
  • The Human Factor 
  • Secure Systems Architecture
  • Principles of Digital Forensics and Cyber Law
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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Required

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Cyber Security, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Cyber Security, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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