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MSc Cyber Security Technology (Part-Time)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This MSc will provide you with a recognised postgraduate qualification in Cyber Security Technology. The programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in Cyber Security and related technology and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities.

The programme has been designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline who wish to study for a qualification which focuses on cyber security. The MSc in Cyber Security Technology is ideally suited to those who have no prior learning in cyber security, the modular content is reflective of this strategy.

What will I study?

The MSc Cyber Security Technology programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in cyber security technology and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities.

By completing the MSc in Cyber Security Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the areas of the Digital Leadership, Information Governance and Cyber Security, Cloud and Big Data Security, Introduction to Computer Networks Security, Computer Networks and Security, Research Methods for Professional Practice and Computing and Digital Technologies Project.

As you progress through the programme, you develop as an up to date, well rounded and outward looking professional capable of taking responsibility for and effectively leading cyber security and technology projects and people, capable of making good decisions and improving the performance of yourself, your people, your areas of responsibility and your organisation.

The programme recognises that as an aspiring cyber security technology professional you are required to develop competences in a range of specific cyber techniques alongside softer skills in areas such as leadership, communication, problem solving and commercial reasoning.

By successfully completing your programme you will have not only have demonstrated mastery of these skills but alongside the development of your personal practice your ability to impact on personal and organisational performance. It is the combination of these factors that will advance your personal development and enhace your career opportunities.

Careers and further study

This programme has been designed to ensure that graduates will be well equipped to work in a variety of careers in the cyber security/IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management in IT, Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Consultant, IT Security and Support Manager, Information Security professional and Business Analyst.

In addition, the specialist modules provide opportunities to develop your career in roles such as Big Data Security Analyst and Big Data Developer and also for a career in the networking field such as Network Analyst, Network Solution Architect, Network Engineer, Network Specialist and Network Manager.

Note - In light of Covid-19, start dates may vary and this course may initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Please check our website for the most up to date information regarding intakes and delivery.

Different course options

Study mode

Weekend

Duration

2 years

Start date

JUL-20

Modules

In this module you will develop new knowledge and skills in leadership in a digital context. These capabilities are essential for your career development as they enable you to become competent at the visioning, development and deployment of technological strategies and responses to challenges and opportunities in complex organisational environments.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,170

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is not open to international students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: Standard entry requirements - Minimum 2:2 or above from a recognised university in any discipline (except Cyber Security); Professional qualifications that are equivalent to an honours degree. Non-standard entry requirements - Relevant qualifications and/or work experience, such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, (ISC)2 , Amazon AWS or any other related certifications, will be taken into consideration where the applicant has the judged potential to benefit from the programme. Requests will be considered on an individual basis by the Programme Leader and relevant module tutors where appropriate.

University information

Covid- 19 Notification In light of Covid-19, start dates may vary and courses may initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Please check Northumbria University London campus website for the most up to date information regarding intakes and delivery. Northumbria University’s London campus is based right in the heart of the city, and with the University’s focus specialisation in industry-focused...more

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