This programme has been designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline who wish to study for a qualification which focuses on cyber security in order to develop a career path in this discipline. The MSc in Cyber Security Technology is ideally suited to those who have no prior learning in cyber security, the modular content is reflective of this strategy.
This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with partners from industry to ensure you learn up-to-date cyber security knowledge required by employers across the industry. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers at an entry or junior level in the cyber security sector and IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers.
The Advanced Practice option integrates an Internship, Group Consultancy Project or Research Project into the Masters programme, offering the opportunity to spend three months gaining all-important work experience and employability skills in a professional work setting.
By completing the MSc in Cyber Security Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the areas of the Digital Leadership, Information Governance and Cyber Security, Cloud and Big Data Security, Introduction to Computer Networks Security, Computer Network Security, Research Methods for Professional Practice and Computing and Digital Technologies Project.
The modular content has been designed to allow you to develop both a theoretical and applied knowledge of core specialisms essential for a cyber security expert. For example, the digital leadership module is designed to support future career progression into roles where there is a requirement to manage other cyber specialists. It also provides a useful foundation for those seeking to pursue a career in cyber security in a role where you are required to perform security vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for networked information systems. Knowledge gained from studying the programme will enable you to conduct threat intelligence analysis to keep up to date with the changing threat landscape.
As you progress through the programme you develop as an up to date, well rounded and outward looking professional capable of taking responsibility for and effectively leading cyber security and technology projects and people, capable of making good decisions and improving the performance of yourself, your people, your areas of responsibility and your organisation.
The Advanced Practice version of this course offers you a valuable opportunity to secure a 12-15 week internship, Group Consultancy Project or complete a Research Project, giving you experience of the workplace environment or live computing issues, and an excellent way to put your learning into practice.
This stage of the programme will take place between your second and final semester, and is a semester long (15 weeks) in duration.
You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how the theories, tools, technologies and methods you will learn on the programme translate in to real life situations. Teaching will take place in a mix of lectures, workshops, labs, seminars and tutorials, totalling between 10-12 hours per week.
You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, between 30-32 hours per week.
This master’s programme has been designed to ensure that graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the cyber security/IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management in IT, Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Consultant, IT Security and Support Manager, Information Security professional, Business Analyst.