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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    15 months

Course summary

Who is it for?

This course is designed for graduate students and IT/ICT professionals who want to prepare for a successful career in computer, network and information security. It will help you to develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security.

This Masters programme will particularly suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject, such as computer science or business computing. It will also suit graduates who have completed a numerate subject with a significant computing component, such as applied mathematics, engineering or physics.

Objectives:

The Cyber Security MSc aims to help you:

  • Specialise in advanced aspects of cyber security (including cryptography and network security) and information security management and security audits
  • Investigate penetration-testing techniques using Metasploit
  • Engage with researchers to develop your scientific knowledge and skills
  • Explore and specialise in the socio-technical aspects of security, cybercrime and digital forensics
  • Critically evaluate the technical, social and management dimensions of computing systems and technologies from a security perspective
  • Gain tangible experience that extends across all the security specific core modules
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed as a professional in computer science.

The course features real-life scenarios and a cyber-security challenge to provide you with hands-on experience in testing and analysing computing systems:

  • Semester 1 - become an ethical hacker. Your challenge: to identify flaws in a computer system by breaking its crypto components and retrieving sensitive information from an e-commerce company.
  • Semester 2 - become an investigator. Your challenge: to analyse network traffic, logs and detect attacks in a company's network. You must trace hackers and bring them to justice with concrete proof and reporting.

Career prospects:

This MSc is geared towards preparing you for a successful career in the field of cyber security, providing you with highly sought-after specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas.

As a result, our graduates move into a range of careers in the IT/ICT sector, as well as the telecommunications and banking industries.

Careers in information security are particularly popular with course alumni.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

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

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 110 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    121 51%

    76th

    42
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    105th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    72nd

    16

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