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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The MSc in Cyber Security aims to provide you with the knowledge and necessary skills in several core areas of cyber security. The course aims to provide a comprehensive and deep understanding of security principles, as well as the practical techniques used in solving security problems and addressing relevant issues.

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It is designed to give you the opportunity to equip yourself to work at a professional level and develop a range of industry-informed knowledge and skills in areas such as network security, secure design, cryptography, risk assessment, ethical hacking, digital forensics and incident response. Running in a research-driven environment, the course also aims to build foundations for further research at Doctoral level in cyber security for students from a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

The course will also provide the opportunity for recent graduates and early to mid-career practitioners in the computing industry to enhance their knowledge or move into cyber security.

Work placement option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement', which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000.

Career prospects

The course will provide an opportunity for recent graduates and early to mid-career practitioners in the computing industry to enhance their knowledge or move into cyber security.

It is designed to equip you to work at a professional level and develop a range of industry-informed knowledge and skills. The Cyber Security Research Group at Coventry University currently has strong links with a number of industries and government bodies.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and aim to give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Application deadline

09 January 2022, 08 May 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,600per year

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

University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 113 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    119 53%

    76th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    30th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    93rd

    41

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