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Cyber Defence and Information Assurance

Cranfield University

Master
60 months
Duration
3900 GBP/year
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About

Designed to develop professionals who can lead in a cyber environment, to effectively exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The Cyber Defence and Information Assurance programme offered by the Cranfield University focuses on understanding and articulating the executive-level responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain.

Overview

The Cyber Defence and Information Assurance programme offered by the Cranfield University will specifically focus on responses to serious, present and emerging threats in the information domain. 

The course enables the student to gain an organisational view of cyber, the domain, the drivers and constraints. 

Whilst a technical understanding is of value, the course is designed to ensure that the bigger, contextual, aspects of cyber is understood thereby enabling decision making in relation to cyber to be undertaken within an organisation.

Career

This qualification will take you on to become one of the next generation of managers who can understand and effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. Crucially, it will also enable graduates to communicate cyber issues to senior management or executive board level.

The course is directly relevant to those wishing to improve their knowledge and skills as, or those aspiring to become, a CIO or CISO.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations: Management of Cyber
  • The Human Dimension
  • Critical Networks and Process Control
  • Understanding Risk
  • Cyber Attack - Threats and Opportunities
  • Social Technologies
  • Data Led Decision Support
  • Incident Management
  • Cyber Systems Thinking and Practice

Audience

Students will be government, corporate and critical information infrastructure staff who are one or more of the following:

  • Managers or leaders in a cyber environment who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats.
  • Procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects.
  • Policy and planning staff interested in computer network and security operations.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree; or 3rd class degree with three years' relevant experience; or pass degree with five years' relevant experience; or HND/C with seven years' relevant experience. 
  • Exceptional candidates may be accepted with ten years' relevant experience, where this experience is gained in Information Security, Information Operations, Information Risk or a related role. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.

EU/International:

  • PgDip Part-time: £15,700 
  • PgCert Part-time: £7,850 

Funding

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