Northumbria University London Campus
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Northumbria University’s Cyber Security Master’s degrees have been recognised as among the best in the country after receiving full certification from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.
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.
Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment and ensuring continued access to learning.
As a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and resulting social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online learning activities. We continue to be guided by the Government to ensure our campus is Covid-secure.
NU’s legal disclaimer:
All information is accurate at the time of sharing. Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with restrictions, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.
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Level of study: Postgraduate
- 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in a related subject
- IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent
Payment plan: Available
Student loan: Available
Study method: Full-time classroom
Assessment methods: Coursework and exams
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: MSc Cyber Security
Awarded by: Northumbria University
Start dates: May, 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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