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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

On this GCHQ provisionally certified programme you will learn the essential skills to support cyber security within commercial and government organisations. This includes the technical side of encryption, authentication, biometrics, network security, etc as well as information security management and cyber security risk. This MSc is aimed at computing graduates with strong programming skills seeking careers as cyber security professionals or careers that need a systematic and deep understanding of the subject. It would also be an excellent starting point for those wishing to carry out further research in cyber security. Taught Master’s programmes are available with an optional industrial placement.

This programme aims to: enhance the career prospects of graduates seeking employment in the computing/IT sector; prepare you for research and/or professional practice at the forefront of the discipline; develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of one or more areas of computing/IT and their applications (according to your degree title); develop a variety of advanced intellectual and transferable skills; equip you with the lifelong learning skills necessary to keep abreast of future developments in the field. It is designed to equip our graduates with the skills and knowledge that make them highly attractive to potential employers, providing a good balance between theoretical studies and real-life applications.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module investigates the whole process of security management. A holistic view of security management is taken, starting with risk management and the formulation of security policies. Technical subjects include a description of the various security models, and showing how authorisation policies can be automatically enforced. The legal and privacy issues associated with information management are also addressed, as are the usability issues of security technologies. Finally, the module concludes by investigating how security has already been inbuilt into some existing applications, and how security issues will effect the uptake of ubiquitous computing systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related subject with a strong background in programming. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.