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Course Essentials

Understanding the complex world of cyber security is becoming more and more important than ever before. If you currently work in the Computing sector and wish to enhance your technical and strategic IT security skills, then this Masters programme is for you.

This award has been designed to align with GCHQ criteria and our application for this accreditation is pending.

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Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Cyber Security
Duration:
1.5 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent in a computing discipline or related field.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Students with existing postgraduate computing management awards may be eligible for entry with advanced standing.

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial relevant industry experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you have other postgraduate level business awards you may be eligible for entry and/or exemptions. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes.

We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we offer undergraduate degrees that are delivered in our study centres 2 days a week. These give you the facilities and structure of face-to-face learning with the flexibility to fit other commitments in around your studies. Find out about our blended learning courses here.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you wish to move into a more strategic cyber security role, or wish to enhance your technical skills as a cyber security specialist, then this MSc in Cyber Security is for you.

All modules have been designed with your career in mind. You’ll gain valuable transferable skills that will make you attractive to many employers within the Computing and IT sector.

In this programme, you’ll study a range of relevant topics relating to cyber security and IT security management.

Modules include:

  • Information Security Strategy Development
  • Information Security Management
  • IS Governance
  • Risk and Incident Management
  • Implementing Secure Systems
  • Security Operation, Assurance and Testing
  • Research Project

Assessments

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. You will also be encouraged to apply what you’ve learned to practical situations within your own organisation, or one you are familiar with, as well as case studies. Other methods of assessment could include:

  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Case Study and Audit Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

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Postgraduate Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK resident, the new Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans from the UK Government can cover the cost of your postgraduate course fees. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident and aged under 60
  • You can get a loan of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees
  • You will start to pay it back when your loan when your course is complete and you are earning over £21,000 a year
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Find out more about fees and funding options.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

In today’s technically advanced world, businesses are becoming more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The need to protect information is now an industry-wide issue, meaning that the demand for security specialists are on the rise. With a developed range of skills and knowledge of cyber security, you’ll be attractive to employers and have the confidence to operate at a high level, becoming a leader within the cyber security sector

Roles you could go into include:

  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Cyber Crime Prevention
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • Security Specialist
  • IT Security Consultant

Areas that will see increasing demand for cybersecurity specialist knowledge include security analytics, threat intelligence, mobile security and cloud security.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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