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Advanced Cyber Security MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    MSc: minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years; PG Dip: minimum 16 months, maximum 4 years; PG Cert: minimum 8 months, maximum 3 years. Intake dates: January, March, May, June, September, October

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Cyber security is a global challenge that impacts societies, national security, critical infrastructure and the global economy. Now more than ever, industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing and retail all rely on cyber security professionals to enter the workforce to protect valuable information from these damaging, costly cyber breaches. The Advanced Cyber Security MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert (online) at King’s College London will give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge, technologies, practices and skills to solve the world’s most complex cyber security challenges - without taking a break from your career. Our leading academics provide you with cutting-edge theory in the field of cyber security, and you’ll have access to our Virtual Lab, providing you with practical experience of real-world security analysis and problem-solving. Career opportunities in cyber security have grown three times faster than those for IT jobs overall, and cyber security professionals are earning 16 per cent more than their IT counterparts. If you come from a technical background with a strong computer science foundation and are looking to begin a career in this thriving sector, this programme is right for you.

Course detail

The Advanced Cyber Security programme provides the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of techniques for developing security solutions. The content of the programme is informed by the latest research breakthroughs, allowing you to develop the practical techniques and real-world implementation skills for solving complex cyber security problems - both in today’s world and the future. There has never been a better time to work in cyber security and the demand for specialists in the field is particularly high. Industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing and retail all rely on cyber security professionals to protect valuable information from cyber breaches.

Teaching and assessment

Through our King’s E-Learning and Teaching System (KEATS), the University provides a platform for you to learn, engage, and network with industry-leading professionals and academic peers. You’ll have the opportunity to maintain working relationships with teachers and students as you build a thriving peer-learning community side by side. Access lectures, reading materials, discussion boards, research, writing tasks and group projects all from your own workspace. The King’s Library Service is also available to all students and offers online services and support. Additionally, the programme will provide students with access to our Virtual Lab environment. These digital learning tools provide a pre-configured computing platform for carrying out lab exercises using industry-standard practices and techniques. The environments are customised with the software, operating system and network configuration required to provide hands-on experience of real-world security analysis and problem-solving. Students will be assessed using a variety of traditional methods including coursework, essays and reports, as well as innovative online methods, including discussion boards and interactive questions.

Career prospects

Our graduates are highly employable and in recent years they have gone on to forge successful careers in a wide range of sectors, including banking, telecommunications, security consultancies, the civil service, public utilities and the retail sector. Examples of graduate destinations include Hang Seng Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, and Merrill Corporation. Other graduates have entered the field of academic and industrial research in areas such as cyber security, machine learning, software engineering, algorithms and computer networks. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

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University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    182 76%

    13th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    76th

    10

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