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M.Sc. Online

Cyber Security

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

28 months
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6557 GBP/year
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Cyber Security at University of Liverpool Online Programmes is aimed principally at graduates who are already in IT-related employment who seek to enhance their abilities in the rapidly expanding field of cyber security. The programme will provide students with a comprehensive but critical understanding of the theory and techniques of cyber security, and the practical application of these techniques in the context of business information and real-world problems. As our reliance on, and our use of, internet-facilitated working continues to become ever more pervasive, the uninvited targeting and misuse of the technology has also become ever more pervasive. As consequence, companies and organisations of all kinds need to address this challenge and keep up-to-date in what has been described as an “arms race”.  

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Overview

Gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and techniques of cyber security and how to apply them to real-world situations with this part-time, fully online Cyber Security MSc from the University of Liverpool. 

This specialist degree will build your ability to research, design, implement and deploy creative cyber security solutions. Graduates will be equipped with all the tools needed to take up a rewarding career in this fast-growing sector which is currently suffering from a significant skills shortage. 

Is this the right course for you? 

This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical underpinning that supports the domain of cyber security. You will develop a critical understanding of the challenges in assessing and managing security risks within the modern workplace and gain familiarity with the tools and techniques that may be deployed to prevent and limit cyber-crime. You will also be equipped with an in-depth understanding of the processes available to investigate suspected cyber-attacks. 

Through this programme, you will:   

  • Develop the theoretical underpinning needed to specialise in the critical domain of cyber security. You will gain the ability to manage security risks within the modern workplace and an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to prevent or limit cyber-crime. 
  • Apply your practical skills to one of the biggest challenges in modern society. Throughout the programme, you will create a professional development plan and build an e-portfolio to exhibit your understanding of the domain of cyber security and its practical application.  
  • Learn from leading experts in a culture of research excellence. Our passionate lecturers are highly regarded within the field for the topic they teach, from security engineering to cyber forensics. Our research-led ethos encourages students to participate in an innovative and stimulating environment.  
  • Access our online development environment to practice and refine your new skills. Throughout your programme, you will be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies and have access to industry-standard solutions, available to you as cloud services, open-source software, or commercials technology; all included within your tuition fee. 

Learn from industry experts

This programme is delivered by the Department of Computer Science, who are known worldwide for their excellence in artificial intelligence research and have been at the forefront of key developments in computer science since 1983. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK. 

Enhance your career opportunities

As the level of internet-facilitated working has grown and continues to grow, robust cyber security measures are increasingly necessary for businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. Through this programme, you will develop skills with an immediate practical application in the workplace. It will provide a solid foundation for your further career development towards senior technical and managerial positions in the field of cyber security. 

Learn online anytime, anywhere

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 100% online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.  

Assessments are exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.  

Love what you've read so far? 

Visit our website for more information on this programme or contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered. 

One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education.  

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Global Trends in Computer Science 
  • Security Engineering and Compliance  
  • Applied Cryptography 
  • Cyber Crime Prevention and Protection 
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Security Risk Management 
  • Research Methods in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Capstone Project 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should possess either:  

  • A degree in computer science or a closely related subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ relevant IT professional experience; or  
  • Professional work experience in IT or a related field and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Successful applicants from outside the UK must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 overall or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6557 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP for the full programme during 28 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6557 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP for the full programme during 28 months.
  • The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.

Funding

Regional Scholarships of up to 15% are available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.

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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