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Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity MSci

Coventry University

UCAS CODE: I120

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Cybersecurity is fast becoming the most pressing and least understood problem for many individuals, businesses and nations. The landscape itself is difficult to visualise, built on layer upon layer of evolving computing equipment, networks, protocols and software. The ways in which it can be exploited are innumerable, with new vulnerabilities discovered daily.Coventry University is committed to educating successive generations of cybersecurity researchers and experts – from developers that can write secure code, to digital forensics specialists and penetration testers.We have garnered a reputation for teaching excellence and our staff benefit from a mix of practical experience from industry and law-enforcement, combined with active research in cutting-edge cybersecurity. Current projects include the incorporation of cryptography into network services for centralised management, machine learning for intrusion detection, low-power security systems and the security of embedded devices and the Internet of Things.Our extensive links with industry help our graduates to secure rewarding jobs with security companies, large corporations and government. These relationships also ensure there are lots of opportunities for industry placements during your studies, with previous students spending a year working for high profile security consultancy organisations such as BAE Detica, Nettitude and NCC Group.This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead the fight against the cyber criminals and keep hard-earned assets secure. It covers the essentials of computer systems architecture, programming, operating systems and databases, together with specialist topics in digital forensics, legal issues, networking, ethical hacking and computer security.Our activity-led learning approach means your education will be hands-on; you will help you to become familiar with penetration testing tools, encryption algorithms and forensic analysis software. You can also gain additional industry recognised network certifications through the Microsoft and CISCO Academy Programmes (additional costs may apply).**Key Course Benefits*** Opportunity to gain Forensic Toolkit (FTK) certification.* Opportunity to demonstrate your portfolio of work to potential employers at the annual Coventry New Wizards Showcase.* Option to join the CISCO Academy Programme leading to an industry-recognised CISCO Certified Networked Associate (CCNA) qualification (additional costs may apply).* Active Computer Club that organises a range of extracurricular activities, such as LAN gaming, robot programming challenges and hackathons, to experience the most up-to-date technologies.* Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), fully meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and provides partial fulfilment for Chartered Scientist and Chartered Engineer.* Regular guest lecturers from current practitioners, which in recent years, speakers have included senior professors from Sheffield, Lincoln and Birmingham universities and the European Bioinformatics Centre Cambridge.* Support applying for short and long-term placements with technology companies to gain the experience employers desire. Past students have worked for Microsoft UK Ltd, Intel and Accenture, as well as a range of medium sized companies in web, media and the creative industries.* £50m Engineering and Computing building features a large range of specialised computing laboratories in computer security, communications and signal processing, electrical, electronics and microprocessors, ethical hacking and forensic computing, together with a games and multimedia studio and open access computer facilities, featuring industry-standard software from Kali Linux to wireshark and

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128 UCAS points

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    131 55%

    53rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    52nd

    9

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