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Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems Internet Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Cybersecurity relates to the technologies, processes and controls that are designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber-attacks. Graduates who understand the practices that underpin secure computer systems are in great and ever-growing demand. Our MSc Cybersecurity gives you a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices. You learn how to explore the threat landscape and develop countermeasures for cybersecurity attacks. You also study security for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the security concepts and technologies used in mobile devices.

You work in industry standard network studios that have an isolated network to use to support your learning. Studios also have a dedicated server room, enabling you to test the level of security on the networks you build. This course not only covers technical skill development, it also identifies the issues surrounding the often-neglected weakest link in security systems – people. You explore a range of topics from Hacking the Human, IT Ethics and Law, through to IoT, Mobile and Systems Security.

Career opportunities:

We prepare you for a career in industry. In addition to your taught classes, we create opportunities for you to meet and network with our industry partners through events such as our Expo Series, which showcases student work to industry. ExpoTees is the pinnacle of the Expo Series with over 100 businesses from across the UK coming to the campus to meet our exceptional students, with a view to recruitment.

Graduates can expect to find employment in one of the increasing number of sectors needing data science specialists, such as the defence industry, financial industry, telecommunications, and health sector.

Different course options

Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

You explore what is increasingly recognised as one of the most important areas and greatest threats of cybersecurity - the human being. Criminals are increasingly targeting people as an easy way to access a computer system, this is summed up in a famous quote by a well-known writer on cybersecurity, Bruce Schneier ‘Only amateurs attack machines; professionals target people’.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have a first degree in related discipline (2.2 minimum) or relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £270m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more