Staffordshire University

Cyber Security

This sandwich course will provide knowledge of the latest cyber security principles, practices, tools and techniques, taught by a team of specialist staff in purpose-built cyber security laboratories. Graduates will be Cyber-operators, able to use 'information' as a defensive or offensive weapon.

Entry requirements

A UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Course modules

Core modules: computer security - low level; cyber operations; malware analysis and reverse engineering; research methods; operating systems security; digital forensics and incidence response. Option modules*: network security with cisco; network security; penetration testing; computer security - high level.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 4 4 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Whole course) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,350 (Whole course) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2019 4 4 Years

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