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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

MSc: 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.
MSc: You will normally have at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related subject with knowledge of programming and networks. We might also consider your application if you a have a different kind of computing qualification, together with substantial experience in a computing-focused role.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2 Years

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