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Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc

Computer Science (Cyber 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

Join the fight against malicious programs and cybercrime on our Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc. We will give you the skills you need to become a cyber security and digital forensics professional – intercepting, collecting, analysing and reporting the events in cyberspace and digital media.

Put yourself on the cyber security front line with Staffordshire University. We have specialised computer laboratories, isolated from university networks, to give you vital experience in the most current security threats - and more importantly, how to protect against and neutralise them.

With us, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the theories, principles, practices and technologies of cyber security and digital forensics. Our research-driven and industry-connected academic staff also aim to enrich you in the different ethical and lawful issues, to make you readily employable after graduation.

Our course is focused around recent advances and developments as well as employer-needs and covers the notion of software weaponisation, and the tools and technologies in discovering the cybercrime.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science (Cyber Security).

Careers

After completing the Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

Security engineer

Security analyst

Security administrator

Digital Forensic Investigator

Security specialist

Security consultant

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Different course options

Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 13 months | 20-JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

20-JAN-20

Modules

Cybercrime Forensic Analysis - Core
Cyber Operations - Core
Professional Secure Networks - Core
Dissertation - Core
Operating System Security - Core
Research Methods - Core
Digital Forensic Fundamentals - Core
Penetration Testing - Core
Mobile Forensics - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent). If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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