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Cyber Security MSc Extended Masters

Cyber Security MSc Extended Masters

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

JUN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

As demand for cyber security professionals in the UK and worldwide continues to surge, this course will prepare you for the challenge of keeping IT environments safe and secure in a world where data is constantly under attack.

This course will give you a broad understanding of the latest practice and techniques for cyber security systems development and operations.

You will be able to analyse the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the human aspects of cyber security and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.

The course is particularly designed to tackle industry needs and job market challenges, and produces informed graduates who are suitably equipped to thrive.

On graduation from this course you will have the critical skills and techniques essential for security-related jobs/roles in a rapidly evolving and diverse environment to appropriately solve typical cyber security problems.

You will also develop the necessary research competencies and build a solid foundation for applied research in cyber security, which will create pathways to further study such as PhD.

Course detail

Through this course you will be geared up for a professional career in cyber security. You will gain a practical understanding of issues surrounding the design, analysis and implementation of modern secure IT systems in an industry context.

Along the way you will develop an appreciation of commercial and open source cyber security equipment, software and services based on industry standard technologies In addition, you will discover how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and the impact this technology has on organisations.

You will gain the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment, and provide a solid basis for cyber security research and development.

The course is taught by an academic team with extensive research and professional practice directly in cyber security. All the tutors have the academic and industry knowledge and experiences to support your development. A strong supportive culture exists among the course tutors which enables you to grow and succeed.

Study & career progression

On completion of the course you have clear routes into a number of career opportunities especially in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and in organisations that are data and knowledge intensive. Employers require information security officers at all levels including the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), network and computer security engineers, security managers and consultants, penetration testers, cyber security analysts, security investigators and security researchers to name a few of the roles. Additionally some security experts find themselves working in media, writing articles for magazines and papers etc.

Typical job titles include:

• Network or Computer Security Technician
• Computer or Network Security Officer
• Penetration Tester
• Identity and Access Management Officer
• Threat and Incident Response Analyst.

Modules

With this module, you have the opportunity to carry out an original piece of research under supervision in addition to a six-month internship, adding to existing knowledge and demonstrating an ability to select, define and focus on a cyber security topic at an appropriate level. You will also develop and apply relevant methodologies to analyse your topic areas, and to develop recommendations and logical conclusions in the context of existing work in the area. 
Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,975

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

To study the Extended Masters programme you will need: a Bachelor's degree.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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