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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Cyber Security

University of Essex Online

16 months
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About

As companies become more reliant on the internet, technology and data, there is an increasing demand for professionals with knowledge of cyber threats, challenges and solutions. This PG Dip Cyber Security is offered by the University of Essex Online.

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Overview

This 16-month online conversion Cyber Security course from the University of Essex Online  explores the key trends within this high-demand field, developing your technical and practical skills to deal with the range of cyber security issues that can arise within an organisation. 

After considering the fundamental aspects and recent developments in the field, you will delve into 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

Delivered completely online, it is easy to develop skills in this sought-after area while continuing in your current role. Towards the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to advance onto a full Masters.

Why we’re great

  • This cross-disciplinary course considers not just the technical skills, but also commercial and legal factors within cyber security.
  • There’s no need to download lots of different software packages – all programming languages are included within the tuition fee and all work is carried out in our online development environment.
  • Global recognition and validation by the University of Essex, University of the Year 2018 (Times Higher Education Awards).

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 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 Software Developer, Risk Analyst, Threat Management, Secure Systems Designer/Programmer, Information Systems Administrator or Forensic Analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Launching into Cyber Security 
  • Network and Information Security Management 
  • Information Risk Management 
  • Secure Software Development 
  • The Human Factor 
  • Secure Systems Architecture 
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

Academic entry route

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7482 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7482 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.

Funding

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