The MSc Cyber Security programme aims to develop the technical and managerial skills and knowledge for aspiring cyber security professionals wishing to specialise in industrial, governmental, educational and organisational disciplines. It is also designed for IT business specialists and managers seeking to gain a deeper understanding of cyber security solutions in a strategic, technical, consultancy or management context.
This programme is professionally structured to deliver a high quality course, focusing on technical and management security areas, technologies, trends and polices in the security sector.
The course will deliver a postgraduate programme, providing you with a wide range of contexts in which to apply your newly acquired knowledge of technical and managerial security issues. It is designed to incorporate guidance from the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG), a group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), as well as Institute of Information Security Professionals, and Information Security Skills Framework (IISP).
You will learn modern technical tools such as: network and software security, artificial inelegant systems security, cloud computing systems security and mobile systems security, as well as developing management skills in business continuity and disaster recovery, cyber security assurance and risk management, in addition to research techniques.
We are proud to have partnership with Amazon for running Amazon AWS Academy at Bucks, helping you gain industry standard knowledge and skills and further enhancing your career prospects. This forms part of our undergraduate module Cloud Computing, and allows you to have full access to all Amazon web services resources, materials, labs, online assessments and exams preparations. You will be able to practice the technology provided by the world cloud leader and undertake a free Amazon AWS official certification MOC exam, and gain a 50% discount on Amazon AWS (Cloud Architecture) official certification exam (optional for students). For further information, please contact Dr Rafid Al-Khannak.
Graduates from MSc Cyber Security will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to sit some of the leading industry exams and certifications and to become leading specialists in the cyber security industry. Your deep understanding of how to analyse, protects variant system’s application against threats and risks will help put you at a competitive advantage when applying for any cyber security roles. Positions can include:
- Systems Security Specialist
- Cyber Security Engineer
- System Security Analyst/Architect
- Information Analyst/Architect
- Security Analyst
- Security Engineer/Architect
- Security IT Manager/Director
- Systems Administrator
- Network Architect/Engineer
- Forensics Investigator.
Based on the SANS survey the top five industries for cyber security professionals are; banking/finance/insurance, information technology/management, government and consulting/professional services.