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Critical Infrastructure Security MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems Computer Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

With the constant threat of terrorism; the growth of cyber-crime and the prevalence of activism, it is really important to ensure that our infrastructures are protected from attack, disruption and damage. Maintaining that protection is challenging and requires those engaged in the analysis, planning and management of it to be highly capable and knowledgeable. The MSc Critical Infrastructure programme is designed to develop high level capability and knowledge in professionals responsible for CI protection.

Critical Infrastructure supports all societies, and encompasses the ‘facilities, systems, sites, information, people, networks and processes, necessary for a country to function and upon which daily life depends. It also includes some functions, sites and organisations which are not critical to the maintenance of essential services, but which need protection due to the potential danger to the public (civil nuclear and chemical sites for example).’(UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure – CPNI). Whilst different countries may identify the infrastructure sectors in different ways, all of them will be deemed fundamental to maintenance of societal stability.

Employability

What are my career prospects

On successful completion of this award, you will find your employment prospects enhanced and your understanding of the multiple facets of CI security and resilience significantly deepened. If you’re working at manager level you will have gained the requisite knowledge and analytical skills to enable you to perform at a higher management level in your organisation.

Recent graduates or people employed outside the resilience sector are more likely to be able to obtain employment in the component industries; and current employees will be better equipped to seek promotion. All graduates will have developed transferable skills that can be used in a wide range of jobs.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Areas of Critical Infrastructure
Threat, Risk and Impact Perspectives
Research and Dissertation
Critical Infrastructure Connectivity and Vulnerability
Critical Infrastructure Security Strategies

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Entrants to the programme will normally have an Honours degree or equivalent. Recent graduates would generally have achieved an upper second class honours degrees in any field. It is anticipated that this degree will also evoke interest from students overseas for whom such qualification is not available in their home country.

University information

Bucks New University is a friendly, vibrant place to study. It has over 125 years experience of providing employer-lead higher education, having started out in 1891, running evening classes for the local community and retraining soldiers into new employment. Today, the university still focuses heavily on employability, with courses which blend together academic teaching with professional and practical elements. There is an on-going commitment...more

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