The MSc Cyber Security is designed to build upon substantial knowledge that has already been gained at the undergraduate level, or from more recent industry work, in the field of computer security, cyber security, network security, and related fields. This programme focuses upon several specialist disciplines, which are technical in nature, particularly around the areas of developing secure software platforms and protecting against complex attack processes used to breach system security and create deficits in normal functionality. The programme also integrates professional-level skills that relate to the audit and management or institutional and organizational risk relating to cyber security and data protection regulations. This is achieved via a mixture of interactive theory work as well as deep technical and practical teaching and exercises. In terms of all of the MSc programmes on offer, it is anticipated that graduates will go into careers in the computing and technology fields of their chosen award specialism or continue their academic study at the doctoral (MPhil/PhD) level, and industrial research
Why choose this course?
- You will explore several specialist technical disciplines. These will focus on areas such as developing secure software platforms and protecting against complex attack processes used to breach system security.
- To enhance your learning experience, the programme integrates professional skills which relate to audit, management and risk. These will address both cyber security and data protection regulations within institutions and organisations.
- Topics of focus will include cryptography, ethical hacking and penetration testing, information security management, information risk management, software security and implementing secure systems.