Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

Cyber Security

Cybercrime threats are growing as the economy increasingly depends on the Internet, such as through cloud computing, electronic communication and e-commerce, with estimates showing that they cost the UK up to £27 billion annually.

In addition, surveys from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show a significant shortage of information security professionals and a lack of security awareness, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), indicating an urgent need for student education, the provision of up-to-date educational resources, industry training and the embedding of good practice.

This MSc in Cyber Security addresses these requirements by increasing relevant knowledge and skills in line with the UK Government's National Cyber Security Strategy, while also addressing the national skills shortage in information security.

You will develop an understanding of current issues in information security and cyber security, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of a variety of techniques for strategically managing IT, both as a resource and for analysing and controlling security risks.

Entry requirements

To join this MSc, students should have a degree equivalent to UK 2nd Class Honours, comprising 50% or more of content in a computing-related discipline. Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

We will assess your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development throughout the programme. Coursework, case studies, exams and problem-solving exercises may be used. You may be assessed individually or in a group.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 28 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,750 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 5,040 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 27 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 12,500 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 4,860 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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