About the course
Develop a range of specialist skills - from cryptography to network and information security - and prepare for a rewarding career in Cyber Security.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for graduate students and IT/ICT professionals who want to prepare for a successful career in computer, network and information security. It will help you to develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security.
This Masters programme will particularly suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject, such as computer science or business computing. It will also suit graduates who have completed a numerate subject with a significant computing component, such as applied mathematics, engineering or physics.
The Cyber Security MSc aims to help you:
- Specialise in advanced aspects of cyber security, including cryptography and network security
- Information security management and security audits
- Engage with researchers to develop your scientific knowledge and skills
- Explore and specialise in the socio-technical aspects of security, cybercrime and digital forensics
- Critically evaluate the technical, social and management dimensions of computing systems and technologies from a security perspective
- Gain tangible experience that extends across all the security specific core modules
- Acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed as a professional in computer science.
The course features real-life scenarios and a cyber-security challenge to provide you with hands-on experience in testing and analysing computing systems:
- Semester 1 - become an ethical hacker. Your challenge: to identify flaws in a computer system by breaking its crypto components and retrieving sensitive information from an e-commerce company.
- Semester 2 - become an investigator. Your challenge: to analyse network traffic, logs and detect attacks in a company's network. You must trace hackers and bring them to justice with concrete proof and reporting.