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Computer Science for Cyber Security MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Computer Science for Cyber Security MSc or PGDip or PGCert

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

Overview

Our Computer Science for Cyber Security course builds on the knowledge gained in a first degree. It will equip you with advanced computer science and cyber security skills needed to produce modern secure systems.

Our teaching staff have a wide range of expertise in computer science and cyber security. We put an emphasis on live projects, alongside group work modelled on industry standard working patterns.

You'll use industry standard tools and techniques in our dedicated security, server and networking laboratories. These labs provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques.

The UK government has highlighted cyber threats as one of the four main threats to the UK. There is an increasing need to protect people, business and data from malicious attack. As a result, individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design, build and maintain secure software and systems are in demand.

We are proud to announce that this course has been awarded full GCHQ certification, the gold standard for courses in Cyber Security.

After you graduate

Career prospects

This programme allows graduates to undertake a wide range of roles in IT and cyber security. Common careers in this area are:

​IT security professionals
penetration testers
digital forensic investigators
software developers
systems engineers
technical analysts
IT managers
consultants.

Accreditation(s)

This course has received full certification by GCHQ.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Wheatley Campus | 2 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

This module will look at both the technological and human issues involved in securing and assessing the security level of a modern networked computer system. It also introduces basic concepts of operating systems and architecture.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Standard Degree fee - £8,000; Sandwich (placement) fee - £1,140. The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Standard Degree fee - £15,700; Sandwich (placement) fee - £3,250. The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree, equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor’s degree, in an Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science or a related Engineering or Computing degree. Applicants whose first degree is not in these areas, but who have worked in a related industry, and have obtained good relevant experience and programming skills, can also be considered.

University information

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities, and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. The University has four main faculties: Oxford Brookes Business...more