About the course
This masters degree course in Cyber Security is being offered by the School of Computing and Engineering and has been developed in response to a high demand for cyber security professionals with systematic understanding of the principles and technologies underpinning today's IT systems.
The School of Computing and Engineering has partnered with leaders within the security industry to provide you with a course which will enable you to gain comprehensive knowledge and critical skills in computer security. This course will enable you to pursue a career as a cyber security professional in either the public or the private sector.
Why choose this course?
This course is offered with a 6 months internship. The internship on the course will allow you to gain first hand work experience within the industry, it will enable you to improve and acquire new skills. Throughout the internship you will be encourages to explore various career opportunities, network and work with others as part of a team. It will also enhance your understanding of the world and what constitutes professional practice in the workplace.
In today’s digital world cyber security plays an integral role, people trained in this field are greatly sought after and the course is designed to meet the huge market demand for cyber security professionals. Partnering with leading security industry, this course combines theory and practice, balancing cutting-edge security technologies and solutions with concepts and principles of cyber security.
The course aims to develop your ability to analyse the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the human aspects of cyber security and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.
The course aims to develop your critical skills and techniques to appropriately solve typical cyber security problems, enabling you to choose from a range of security related jobs/roles in a rapidly evolving and diverse environment.
This course provides routes into a diverse range of career opportunities in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and in organisations that are data and knowledge intensive. Employers require information security officers at all levels including:
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Network and Computer Security Engineers
- Security Managers and Consultants
- Penetration Testers
- Cybersecurity Analysts
- Security Investigators
- Security Researchers.
You will have access to laboratories and dedicated ICT suites with specialist networks and software as well as excellent resources for study space and meetings.
- Fundamentals of Cyber Security
- Security Management
- Network and Systems Security
- Research Methods
- Learning and Professional Development
- Employability Skills and Employment
- Distributed Application Development
- Mobile Web Component Development
- Principles of Project Management
- Consultancy and Technical Innovation
- Security Operations and Assurance
- Data Architecture
- Knowledge Management
Career and study progression
The security industry includes government and law enforcement as well as providers of equipment and services, such as the:
- anti-virus, security software vendors (such as McAfee, Kaspersky, Symantec, Sophos)
- network and computer vendors (such as Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, HP, Barracuda)
- network and service providers (such as British Telecom, Vodafone, Rackspace, Amazon)
- consultancies (such as KPMG, IBM, Fujitsu, HP)
The School of Computing and Engineering also has a growing research and enterprise culture with thirty PhD students as well as a diversity of research groups.
Outstanding graduates can continue their studies at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL.
Scholarships and bursaries
Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found .