University of Chester

Cybersecurity (Conversion) MSc

Our Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to make the leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity. The course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Entry Requirements

  • This is a conversion course and is therefore open to applicants of any discipline so long as they possess a good first degree (normally a 2:1 or above) and/or equivalent industrial experience. Applicants with a 2.2 may be considered on an individual basis. This will include applicant's degree subject area, relevant experience and/or training, etc.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (Min 5.5 in each sub-skill)

Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to leading roles in indsutry in the field of security and penetration testing, in policing, and in government.

Course Details

Our course offers you an intensive introduction at Master’s level into the cybersecurity field. The course has an emphasis on real-world practice as well as supporting theory, to develop towards an expertise in digital forensics, incident response, penetration testing, active defence, software exploitation and system protection methods, as well as cybersecurity in business. You will have the opportunity to interact and learn from experts in the field through visitations, guest lectures and demonstrations.

• Business Implications of Cybersecurity Compulsory
• Cyber Concepts and Techniques Compulsory
• Research Dissertation Compulsory
• Research Methods Compulsory
• Digital Forensics and Incident Response Optional
• Penetration Testing and Active Defence Optional
• Robotics Optional
• Virtual Environments Optional
• Web Systems Optional

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