Manchester Metropolitan University

Cyber Security

The course aims to provide students with the skills to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security, using software and networking technologies. This title also includes the basic, key elements of forensic computing: forensics and the legal and ethical issues involved in any digital investigation.
Students will gain a broad understanding of the different levels of computer and network security together with the basic phases of a forensic investigation and of computing in general. They will examine wireless communication systems; networks; operating systems and interfacing socket programming; servers and their security implications; and the planning and implementation of network security management, including security, risk analysis and disaster recovery planning.

Features and benefits of the course:
- The School has an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories which is supported by a dedicated team of technical staff.

- Research in the School was rated 'internationally excellent' with some rated 'world-leading' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

- Our online virtual learning platform Moodle, provides access to lectures, course materials and assessment information.

- The School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology is a member of the Oracle Academy.

- We are an academic partner of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). This partner status recognises our expertise in the field of information and cyber security.

- We are also an Academy of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and deliver their partner programme which provides a pathway for students towards a rewarding, high-growth IT career.

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related subject, or exceptionally, a good sub-degree qualification in computing and very substantial work experience in computing or a closely-related area.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 3 3 Years

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