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Study mode

Online

Duration

30 months

Start date

11-OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science Computer Cybernetics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme Description

Gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and techniques of cyber security and how to apply them to real-world situations with this part-time, fully online Cyber Security MSc from the University of Liverpool.

This specialist degree will build your ability to research, design, implement and deploy creative cyber security solutions. Graduates will be equipped with all the tools needed to take up a rewarding career in this fast-growing sector which is currently suffering from a significant skills shortage.

The programme is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Is this the right course for you?

This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical underpinning that supports the domain of cyber security. You will develop a critical understanding of the challenges in assessing and managing security risks within the modern workplace and gain familiarity with the tools and techniques that may be deployed to prevent and limit cyber-crime. You will also be equipped with an in-depth understanding of the processes available to investigate suspected cyber-attacks.

Through this programme, you will:

  • Develop the theoretical underpinning needed to specialise in the critical domain of cyber security. You will gain the ability to manage security risks within the modern workplace and an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to prevent or limit cyber-crime.
  • Apply your practical skills to one of the biggest challenges in modern society. Throughout the programme you will create a professional development plan and build an e-portfolio to exhibit your understanding of the domain of cyber security and its practical application.
  • Learn from leading experts in a culture of research excellence. Our passionate lecturers are highly regarded within the field for the topic they teach, from security engineering to cyber forensics. Our research-led ethos encourages students to participate in an innovative and stimulating environment.
  • Access our online development environment to practice and refine your new skills. Throughout your programme, you will be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies and have access to industry-standard solutions, available to you as cloud services, open-source software, or commercials technology; all included within your tuition fee.

Enhance your career opportunities

As the level of internet-facilitated working has grown and continues to grow, robust cyber security measures are increasingly necessary for businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. Through this programme, you will develop skills with an immediate practical application in the workplace. It will provide a solid foundation for your further career development towards senior technical and managerial positions in the field of cyber security.

Learn online anytime, anywhere

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 100% online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.

Modules

Security Engineering and Compliance (15 Credits)
Cyber Crime Prevention and Protection (15 Credits)
Cyber Forensics (15 Credits)
Computer Science Capstone Project (60 Credits)
Research Methods in Computer Science (15 Credits)
Global Trends in Computer Science (15 Credits)
Applied Cryptography (15 Credits)
Security Risk Management (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Full tuition fee - £15,300. All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full tuition fee - £15,300. All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess either: A degree in computer science or a closely related subject, equivalent to a 2:2 UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ relevant IT professional experience; or Professional work experience in IT or a related field and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Department profile

The University of Liverpool are recognised as European leaders in 100% online postgraduate education, drawing on more than two decades experience of delivering high quality online learning for a global community of students. More than 10,000 students from over 160 countries have completed the University’s online programmes.  You will receive a highly regarded qualification from the University of Liverpool, a founding member of the UK Russell...more