Staffordshire University

Computer Science (Cyber security) (London campus)

Build your career digital defence - one of the most rapidly growing and essential industries in the digital world.

Cyber crime is on the rise, more than three out of five firms reported a cyber attack in the last 12 months and it can lead to lost revenue, a damaged reputation and even fines. As the threats increase year-on-year, it’s becoming more important than ever to have teams of experts trained to prevent attacks and identify vulnerabilities within business systems to protect revenue, reputation and customer data.

In our MSc Computer Science (Cyber Security), you will develop your existing knowledge of computer science into a master-level expertise in the field of cyber security, readying you to command a team of frontline ethical hackers against outside infiltration. What’s more, you will get the opportunity to develop extra qualifications alongside your MSc, such as the Certified Ethical Hacker, XRY Mobile Forensics, Cybercrime Analysis and Cisco Certifications.

Entry Requirements

You will usually have achieved a 2:2 in a computing or digital related subject with evidence of engagement in cyber security.

Career Prospects

After completing the Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Security engineer
  • Security analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Security Specialist
  • Security consultant

Course Details

Over the MSc Computer Science (Cyber Security) course you will study a number of core modules, with the chance to tailor your studies to your existing career or future aspirations with optional modules.

You will be introduced to a broad range of cyber security topics that will fuse your existing knowledge of computer science with the expert craft of digital defence, including Operating System Security, Digital forensic Fundamentals, Cyber Operations, Mobile forensics, Professional Secure Networks and Research Methods. You will then have the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific area of cyber security with optional modules in cybercrime Forensic analysis or Advanced communication Networks.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:
• Advanced Communication Networks
• Cyber Operations
• Digital Forensic Fundamentals
• Dissertation
• Mobile Forensics
• Operating System Security
• Penetration Testing
• Professional Secure Networks
• Research Methods

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