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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

This highly-specialist programme is designed for graduates who want to gain knowledge and skills in advanced topics in data and network security to combat 21st century cyber threats. It focuses on developing your practical and hands-on skills to pursue a career in the growing market of cyber security. Taught in our purpose built laboratories, the curriculum will cover computer systems and network security, cyber attacks and defence, intrusion detection and prevention, data security, and network monitoring. These are built on a strong foundation of knowledge in computer networks, both wired and wireless, using industry standard systems.

You will undertake an individual project as part of your Masters degree which allows you to carry out a substantive work based project on a topic of your interest either in the University or, where possible, in a company.

The programme delivery will draw on strong links with industry in its learning, teaching and professional development incorporating real-world learning through industry case studies, guest lecturer involvement and supported industry projects.

Career prospects

This course will enable students to work as Cyber Security specialist in areas such as commercial enterprise security (such as healthcare, banking and finance), law enforcement, or within government bodies.

Completion of our MSc will greatly enhance your potential to progress to a PhD in relevant areas of Cyber Security or Digital Forensics.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 113 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    132 59%

    49th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    59th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    23rd

    12

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