About the course
About your course
This Masters in Cyber Security at LJMU enables students with computing and related subject experience to further their study in this exciting, challenging, and much in-demand area of computer science.
- Study a course based on the latest research and informed by industry liaison
- Course is aligned with the Government's professional practitioner benchmark for Cyber Security Masters-level study
- Enhance your scientific, engineering and technical skills
- Gain the knowledge and practical skills required for a career in Cyber Security
- Benefit from the support of a personal tutor throughout your studies
Introduction to the School
In an increasingly technological world, there are great challenges and opportunities for professionals with advanced qualifications in computing.
The Department of Computer Science will help you prepare for the career of your choice by providing you with a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level, including taught masters and research programmes (MPhil/PhD).
You will be taught and supervised by subject specialists, in a vibrant and supportive environment. Classroom and lab-based activities, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work, offer a varied and diverse range of experiences as you prepare for the career of your choice. You will also be encouraged to attend Departmental seminars and locally held conferences, participating in the research culture of our area.
94% of research submitted to the REF 2014 is considered as being of international importance or recognised internationally.
To further advance our world leading research, we recently established a Research Centre for Critical Infrastructure Computer Technology and Protection – PROTECT – to bring together researchers across a number of areas, including computer networks, network security, computer games technology and software engineering, to address emerging research challenges to the protection of critical infrastructure systems.
We aim to promote and advance internationally leading research in a number of important areas including Critical Infrastructure Protection, Computer Security, Networked Appliances, Computer Games, Software Engineering, Neural Computing and Statistics.
These areas are of great economic and social impacts, and involve many emerging research challenges requiring significant and long-term research efforts.
Our research is conducted via centres, labs and groups led by experts with international reputation, including Professor Madjid Merabti in networking, Professor Paolo Lisboa in neural computing, Professor Abdennour El Rhalibi in computer games, and Professor Qi Shi in cyber security.
We are proud of our growing research reputation and have a long-standing history of working with local, regional and national industries through student placement, research, consultancy, short course activity and Teaching Company Schemes. We also have a number of collaborative partnerships both locally and internationally.
Why study this course at LJMU?
Computer Security focuses on protecting computers, computer networks - such as public and private networks, critical infrastructure, smartphones, smart objects, software and digital information from unauthorised access, change or destruction.
This MSc degree in Cyber Security is based on the latest research in the field. Indeed, our School is highly rated for its research in this area.
The programme and its modules are the result of extensive communications with industry and government, and the School maintains a regular industrial liaison panel. This course is designed to equip you with advanced skills in the theory, practice, tools and applications necessary for a career in Cyber Security.
We are proud of our academic staff’s high quality teaching standards and approachability. Informal staff-student relationships are excellent. If you decide to study with us, you will be joining a relaxed and friendly department in which staff are committed not only to student welfare but also to ensuring that our courses are continually developed to meet the needs of employers.