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Computer Science with Cyber Security MSci (Hons)

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This integrated masters degree will equip you with the skills for a career in the multi-million pound cyber security sector. You’ll learn how computer systems are built and work, before learning to audit systems for vulnerabilities and flaws. In an increasingly digital world, these skills are in high demand.This degree is suitable for students who are looking for a successful career in technical computing, with interests in the various roles directly and indirectly connected to the world of computer, network and information security. It is fully accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and fully meets the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.You should be motivated to understand how computer systems are built and excited by the rapid pace of change in the field. There is an ever-growing need for sharp, code-literate, motivated graduates in an industrial sector that makes a multi-billion pound contribution to the UK economy.The degree focuses on how software and programming work, together with specialist content in computer security. The course will prepare you for a successful career in the technical areas of computer science and information security by developing skills in analysis, design and programming as well as specialisms in cyber security.Starting with core foundational skills, such as programming, the course progresses to cover a range of computing topics with a focus on practical application, while maintaining a strong theoretical underpinning.During the course you will become ethical hackers as you are challenged to identify flaws in computing devices and networks; to cryptanalyse classical and modern ciphers; and to trace attacks while auditing systems.- You will study at master’s level in your fourth year, learning alongside our internationally renowned researchers at the cutting edge of the subject.- Become proficient in a broad range of programming languages and cutting-edge games programming techniques- Boost your professional credibility, employability and earning potential with a degree that satisfies the academic requirements for CEng status- Gain practical work experience with an optional one-year work placement: past students have worked for Accenture, Deloitte, HP, IBM and Xerox- Study in City’s computing labs, which include the latest hardware and software, such as state-of-art NVidia GPUs- Gain three years of professional experience with our innovative Professional Pathway Scheme, combining paid employment and study.The School has its own dedicated placements team with over 20 years of experience in providing on-hand placement and internship support as well as guidance for students throughout their studies. Placements are highly encouraged at City. Students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary. In recent years students from our computer science courses have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as Accenture, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Xerox.Accreditation - Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,210per year

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 114 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 54%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83.0 83%

    47th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    68th

    35

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