Cyber Security (Part-Time) – MSc

Specialism
Certification
GCHQ certification
Qualification level
MSc
Location
London
Study type
Classroom
Duration
2 years full time
Price
£9,950 (UK/EU)

About the course

Course content

The issue of cyber security continues to be a major issue for both individuals and large corporations with a reported 117,339 incoming cyber-attacks every day (The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015).

For businesses it is no longer a question of if a cyber-attack will occur but rather when, and as such the demand for qualified IT security professionals has risen exponentially. Northumbria University’s part-time MSc Cyber Security has been designed to give you the skills to meet this increased demand, including how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats, and determining methods to minimise them.

Key facts

-Part-time Masters degree based in Central London

-Continue working while you study with lectures delivered on weekends spread throughout the 2 year course

-Build a critical understanding of governance and assurance, along with technology risk practices

-Learn how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats and determine methods to minimise them

-Undergraduate degree not essential for entry

-Also available as a full-time programme

What will I study?

Incidents of cyber-crime have increased in the UK by 48% from 2013-14 according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, costing the UK up to £27bn a year. While their 2016 survey has reported a significant shift in the way organisations are taking action, including their willingness to invest in security.

Our MSc Cyber Security will teach you how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats and determine methods to minimise them. We will also provide an in-depth coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles and technologies for network security. Going beyond just theoretical theory, you will be given a practical understanding of governance and assurance, along with technology risk practices.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Our MSc Cyber Security is designed to allow you to fit your studies around your working life and is assessed through modular assignments, exams and a final dissertation. All taught lectures are delivered on a series of weekends spread throughout the 2 year programme.

Each module builds upon your understanding of information governance and assurance, along with technology risk management practices. You will study with a diverse group like-minded IT professionals, and will be able to trial new approaches and processes in a safe environment, working on real world scenarios and case studies.

We offer extensive student support in and outside of the classroom with a dedicated student support team based in London.

Modules

You will study a range of key programmes, concepts and issues in cyber security through an engaging and intellectually stimulating module programme. With up-to-date industry informed content, you can expect modules such as Information Governance and Security, Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security and Network Security. You will also complete a substantial academic Computer Science and Digital Technologies Project, giving you the opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you. 

Please visit the course page for more information on module content. 

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