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Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

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

Course overview:

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 is 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. You develop tyour understanding of technology, cryptography, infrastructure, and the human impact on security.

How you learn:

You learn about concepts and methods primarily through keynote lectures and tutorials using case studies and examples. Lectures include presentations from guest speakers from industry. Critical reflection is key to successful problem solving and essential to the creative process. You develop your own reflective practice at an advanced level, then test and assess your solutions against criteria that you develop in the light of your research.

How you are assessed:

The programme assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with formative assessment opportunities throughout the programme which support your summative assessments. The assessments will include assignments, tests, case studies, presentations, research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports. The assessment criteria, where appropriate, will include assessment of presentation skills and report writing.

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 ExpoSeries, which showcases student work to industry. ExpoTees is the pinnacle of the ExpoSeries 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.

Modules

You undertake a major, in-depth, individual study in an aspect of cybersecurity. Your Masters project is drawn from commercial, industrial or research-based problem areas You research and investigate aspects of cybersecurity and produce a major deliverable such as a software package or tool, design, website or research findings. You also carry out a critical evaluation including obtaining third party evaluation where appropriate. Alternatively, you may undertake a research study and report findings in the style of a scholarly article.

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.

Department profile

We have a long-established track record of delivering high-quality education, research and consultancy in the fields of computing, engineering and digital technologies. Our School enjoys an excellent reputation for innovation and our teaching staff combine academic excellence, world class research and industrial experience. Many of our staff are leading experts and practitioners in their fields. We offer a broad range of innovative and...more

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 £275m 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