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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

As demand for cyber security professionals in the UK and worldwide continues to surge, this course will prepare you for the challenge of keeping IT environments safe and secure in a world where data is constantly under attack.

This course will give you a broad understanding of the latest practice and techniques for cyber security systems development and operations.

You will be able to analyse the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the human aspects of cyber security and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.

The course is particularly designed to tackle industry needs and job market challenges, and produces informed graduates who are suitably equipped to thrive.

On graduation from this course you will have the critical skills and techniques essential for security-related jobs/roles in a rapidly evolving and diverse environment to appropriately solve typical cyber security problems.

You will also develop the necessary research competencies and build a solid foundation for applied research in cyber security, which will create pathways to further study such as PhD.

Course detail

Through this course you will be geared up for a professional career in cyber security. You will gain a practical understanding of issues surrounding the design, analysis and implementation of modern secure IT systems in an industry context.

Along the way you will develop an appreciation of commercial and open source cyber security equipment, software and services based on industry standard technologies In addition, you will discover how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and the impact this technology has on organisations.

You will gain the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment, and provide a solid basis for cyber security research and development.

We use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory work and report writing, to help you make the most of your learning experience. You will also have access to laboratories and dedicated ICT suites with specialist networks and software, plus ample space for private study and meetings.

Study & career progression

On completion of the course you have clear routes into a number of career opportunities especially in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and in organisations that are data and knowledge intensive. Employers require information security officers at all levels including the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), network and computer security engineers, security managers and consultants, penetration testers, cyber security analysts, security investigators and security researchers to name a few of the roles. Additionally some security experts find themselves working in media, writing articles for magazines and papers etc.

Typical job titles include:

• Network or Computer Security Technician
• Computer or Network Security Officer
• Penetration Tester
• Identity and Access Management Officer
• Threat and Incident Response Analyst
• Data Privacy Officer
• Network Forensics Analyst.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,250per year

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

University information

University of West London

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    102nd out of 113 45

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    117 52%

    81st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    98th

    50
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    12th

    11

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