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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.

This specialist 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.

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 a computing research degree or computing PhD.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Tiger Scheme

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
  • MSc Project 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time UK:  £1000 per 20 credits

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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