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About

During the Computer Systems Security programme offered by the University of South Wales you will be taught by an internationally recognised team from the department’s Cybersecurity Research Group, and external speakers contribute to delivering the latest expertise and developments.

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Overview

As the use of information systems is now widespread in the lives of individuals, business and society, the security of computer systems is increasingly important. The significance of information security and the demand for relevant skills has been emphasised recently by high-profile incidents concerning the privacy of personal data and security of financial information.

The  Computer Systems Security  programme offered by the University of South Wales  focuses on the technical aspects of computer systems security and systems administration, including penetration testing. It benefits from close alignment to the Tiger Scheme, a GCHQ recognised penetration testing scheme run by the University.

Careers

Career opportunities are excellent – the demand for specialists in this area continues to rise as companies become increasingly dependent on computers and the internet. On graduation, you will be equipped for careers that require in-depth knowledge of technical security issues. 

Potential roles include systems administrator, security penetration tester or information security consultant, and skills gained strongly relate to the roles of information security analyst and IT security co-ordinator.

With education to Masters level now the recognised professional level of competence, graduates will be better placed to pursue careers in industry, or continue their interest in computer systems security through research at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Project Management and Research Methodology
  • Network Security 
  • Security Management
  • Incident Management and Response
  • Practical Application Security
  • Secure Code and Vulnerability Development 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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.
72
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
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
50

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent. Candidates should have a computing background with very good IT skills or extensive experience of the relevant sector. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-time UK and EU:  £1000 per 20 credits

Funding

You can apply for a postgraduate loan as a contribution towards your course and living costs.

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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