You will study the following modules:-
To enable students to evaluate, synthesise and validate the identification of security issues and their associated impacts against devices and protocols that make up networks and distributed systems.
To provide a knowledge of the tools and techniques available to secure and manage, in a meaningful manner, an information system. To develop the students' ability to manage the security of an information system at a strategic, tactical and operational level.
To evaluate, analyse and synthesise the capability to perform incident management and incident response.
To develop a critical understanding of strategic management tools and IT Governance frameworks.
To provide the opportunity for students to employ autonomy and originality in the application of their computing, award and research skills to a complex problem. To provide an opportunity for the student to investigate a topical, award relevant issue of their choice in some depth. To produce a justified solution to a significant problem that is informed by a critical review of research. To further develop the students' investigative, research, writing and presentation skills as a self-directed, autonomous learner.
To understand current developments in project management, its techniques and tools, and to determine and use appropriate ones in contexts where there are many interacting factors.
The MSc Cyber Security course is delivered in six major blocks to accommodate students from a wide range of backgrounds. Each block will last for five consecutive days, with one block potentially being delivered online. You will study through lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars and projects.
You will need to spend a significant amount of time working independently, reading and preparing for assessments. While the style of coursework may vary, research-style papers or essays of around 6,000 words in length are typical. You will also work on a significant research project and a major project of your choice, where strong independent thinking, critical analysis and project management skills will be important.
The MSc Cyber Security is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent. Candidates should have very good IT skills and must demonstrate this either through existing qualifications or through their work experience.
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
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Career opportunities for those with a cyber security qualification continue to grow with many roles offering an interesting, challenging and rewarding environment to work in. From implementing security policies and managing protective measures in network systems, to advising organisations on how to reduce risks and their vulnerability, there are a variety of opportunities throughout the computer industry.
Typical roles commonly associated with cyber security include information security and risk analysts, IT security managers and network security consultants.