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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On this GCHQ provisionally certified programme you will learn the essential skills to support cyber security within commercial and government organisations. This includes the technical side of encryption, authentication, biometrics, network security, etc as well as information security management and cyber security risk. This MSc is aimed at computing graduates with strong programming skills seeking careers as cyber security professionals or careers that need a systematic and deep understanding of the subject. It would also be an excellent starting point for those wishing to carry out further research in cyber security. Taught Master’s programmes are available with an optional industrial placement.

This programme aims to: enhance the career prospects of graduates seeking employment in the computing/IT sector; prepare you for research and/or professional practice at the forefront of the discipline; develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of one or more areas of computing/IT and their applications (according to your degree title); develop a variety of advanced intellectual and transferable skills; equip you with the lifelong learning skills necessary to keep abreast of future developments in the field. It is designed to equip our graduates with the skills and knowledge that make them highly attractive to potential employers, providing a good balance between theoretical studies and real-life applications.

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£ 19,800per year

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    142 59%

    37th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.70 74%

    99th

    3

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