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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Cyber Security

University of Essex Online

16 months
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About

This 16-month online conversion Cyber Security course from 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. 

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Overview

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.
  •  Receive your degree from the University of Essex, a top 30 UK university (Complete University Guide 2022)

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 Cyber Security course from University of Essex Online 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 include:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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Academic entry route (if not eligible see work experience entry route)

You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

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.

Work experience

Work experience entry route (if not eligible see academic entry route)

You must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ relevant work experience 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7891 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7891 GBP for the full programme during 16 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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