M.Sc. Cyber SecurityNorthumbria University London
Multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||£ 13000|
|Start Date||September 2016|
With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data. Our MSc Cyber Security provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices.
In addition to developing the key skills for handling security incidents, you will learn how to identify new and existing threats and the methods by which to reduce them.
- Develop key skills which are highly in demand by employers
- Enhance your ability to handle and minimise security threats and incidents
- Understand information governance and assurance
- Upon graduating, opt to join one of our Professional Pathways programmes, to further build your skills and employability with one of the UK’s leading IT and project management training providers, QA.
What will I study?
This full-time course is taught at our London Campus where you will be taught by our experienced academics, guiding you as you analyse and evaluate the theories, principles and applications associated with the field. They will encourage you to question current approaches and processes in the fields of information and cyber security.
You will be introduced to key theoretical and practical aspects using real world scenarios and case studies and will be expected to investigate new approaches, processes and solutions in this fast-moving environment.
You will learn how to professionally, systematically and critically understand information governance and assurance along with technology risk management practices. The course will develop and enhance your ability to handle security incidents as well as identifying new and existing threats and determining methods to minimise them.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Throughout the course, you will be able to trial new approaches and processes in a safe environment, working on real-life scenarios and case studies.
You will be assessed using a mix of coursework and exams.
Careers and further study
Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of our Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA.
A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification.
Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
As there is some statistics taught during the programme, applicants should possess a mathematics qualification equivalent to a GCSE grade B.
- International/English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
- A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
- Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you.
- Information Security and Governance (20 credits)
- Network Security (20 credits)
- Wireless Networks (20 credits)
- Information Assurance and Risk Management (20 credits)
- Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security (20 credits)
- Research and Project Management (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)