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.
This programme aims to provide you with advanced and specialist knowledge and skills in the field of cyber security. The MSc Cyber Security will cover topics such as Information Governance and Security, Information Assurance and Risk Management, Wireless Networks and Security, Network Security and Ethical Hacking for cyber security. You will also develop your research and project management skills, in particular to support your preparation for your MSc project. In your final semester you will complete a major individual project, where you will receive one-to-one tuition and supervision from your academic supervisor.
Level of study: Postgraduate
2017/18 tuition fee: £9,995 (UK/EU) £14,000 (International)
2018/19 tuition fee: £7,995 (UK/EU) £14,000 (International)
Payment plan: Available
Student loan: Available
Study method: Full-time classroom
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: MSc Cyber Security
Awarded by: Northumbria University
Start dates: September, January
Who is this course for?
This MSc programme is suitable for those already with a computing undergraduate degree and who have high career aspirations, as cyber security expertise will give you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or could progress to academic or research orientated careers, job roles, including roles in leadership and management, could include working in, for example, software engineering, network design and management, network security, artificial intelligence or IT consultancy.
Applicants should have the following:
- Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in a related subject
If you don’t meet the academic requirements
Applicants with non-standard prior learning and relevant work experience or training are encouraged to apply. A CV made up of prior work experience and training would need to be submitted for consideration by our faculty alongside the standard application.
English language requirements
Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element before 5.5 or equivalent
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