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Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Security

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to develop professionals who can lead in a cyber environment, to effectively exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The course focuses on understanding and articulating the executive-level responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. Students will be government, corporate and critical information infrastructure staff who are one or more of the following: managers or leaders in a cyber environment who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats; procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects; policy and planning staff interested in computer network and security operations; those charged with accreditation and assessment of security measures; those holding the positions of, or aspiring to be, Chief Information Officers (CIO) or Chief Information Security Officers (CISO).

This course will specifically focus on responses to serious, present and emerging threats in the information domain. The course enables the student to gain an organisational view of cyber, the domain, the drivers and constraints. Whilst a technical understanding is of value, the course is designed to ensure that the bigger, contextual, aspects of cyber is understood thereby enabling decision making in relation to cyber to be undertaken within an organisation. Your career: This qualification will take you on to become one of the next generation of managers who can understand and effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. Crucially, it will also enable graduates to communicate cyber issues to senior management or executive board level; The course is directly relevant to those wishing to improve their knowledge and skills as, or those aspiring to become, a CIO or CISO. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

5 years

Start date

OCT

Modules

The aim of this module is to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and understanding to complete their dissertation and other major research projects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£31,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£31,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 1st or 2nd class honours degree; 3rd class degree with three years relevant experience; pass degree with five years relevant experience; HND/C with seven years relevant experience. Exceptional candidates may be accepted with 10 years relevant experience, where relevant experience is gained in Information Security, Information Operations, Information risk or related role.

Department profile

Cranfield University is one of the world’s leading universities for defence and security education, research and consultancy. Our academics’ expertise ranges from energetics and forensic sciences to international stabilisation and cyber security. With an unrivalled reputation for defence education, research and consultancy, our expertise is trusted by governments, armed forces, industry and security services around the world. World-class,...more