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Operational Cyber Security MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This is an online blended learning postgraduate programme that builds a student's ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources and to appreciate the appropriate use of relevant tools within cyber-security. This programme is aimed at individuals interested in cyber-security, but who lack the formal qualifications to join one of our conventional Master's programmes. The aim of this programme is to provide a student with a non-computer science first degree with a rigorous grounding in a broad range of cyber-security related subjects. The knowledge and skills acquired are known to be highly valued by employers.

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project. A graduate from this programme will have a systematic understanding of the key aspects of cyber-security. They will be able to apply the methods and techniques that they have learned throughout, to a range of real-world problems and be able to make a real contribution on graduating. A graduate from this programme will be employable in a wide range of positions within the cyber-security industry. Examples will be entry-level roles leading to; computer auditor, penetration tester, security analyst, e-discovery analyst.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The aim of the module is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to manage information systems security and risk assessment within organisations with a particular focus on a recognised international standard e.g. ISO17799/ISO27001. The student will also be introduced to the 8 domains of the world-wide CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional). The real world approach will be provided with the use of scenarios and case studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need good first degree (2.1 or above) in any numerate non-computer science subject. Applications would be welcomed from students with any numerate degree from a science background, a law or a business degree. Mature applicants and applicants with alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by the Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor. To ensure that potential students have the aptitude to succeed, entrants can be recruited who already have an interest in cyber-security or who might be working in this sector but do not have a relevant qualification.

Department profile

Undertaking your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study at one of London’s most beautiful campuses, based on the banks of the River Thames. We cover a range of academic disciplines across four very distinct schools....more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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