Course overview

  • Starts: May 2024 / Sep 2024
  • Duration: FT 1 year
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Fees: UK: FT £9,250 / INT: FT £18,000

Ideal for: graduates and professionals with a background in computing, networking or related fields to update their skills and professional network by studying cyber security.

Become an expert in cyber crime prevention

If you are a graduate or professional with a background in computing, networking or related fields with a desire to update your skills in cyber security and expand your network, then this course is for you. The MSc Cyber Security programme offers modules in a range of essential topics, including network security, cyber incidence management, cyber forensics and open source intelligence.

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Why study this master's in cyber security ?

  1. Gain highly desirable skills in cyber security
  2. Gain master-level skills in systems architecture, network security and incidence response
  3. Gain highly desirable skills in computer forensics and open source intelligence
  4. Learn the current challenges facing cyber security professionals
  5. Develop your skills in responsible innovation
  6. Gain business and entrepreneurial skills that will enhance your employability
  7. Experience a learning by doing approach to cyber security education
  8. Improve your future employment prospects
  9. Improve your professional network through meeting people with similar interests and different skillsets
  10. Be part of a tech-literate creative community

MSc Cyber Security aims to provide students with technical skills in cyber security, while also improving their understanding of secure design principles, through modules such as systems architecture, and how to respond to cyber incidents, with modules such as 'cyber incidence management.'

Uniquely, this cyber security programme offers a module in open source intelligence, which is an emerging, popular field found at the intersection of cyber security, forensics and intelligence.

It also offers modules in business development and innovation and responsibility, which will help you understand how your cyber security skills may be commercialised and applied to business and other domains. 

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Key study topics

  • Cyber security
  • Network security
  • Innovation and responsibility
  • Cyber incidence management
  • Business development
  • Cyber forensics
  • Open source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Dissertation

The specifics