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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 23-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Cyber Security MSc?

Advance your skills in Cyber security - a government priority area. The course covers all aspects of cyber security, including network, computer and information security. Alongside this, the course focuses on the business context, so that students can progress their careers more rapidly and aim specifically at management positions.

The course is designed for those who’d like to develop a career as a cyber security professional, or to take a leading technical or managerial role. It’s suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background. The programme is also able to cater for those with no formal studies in computer science - but where you can demonstrate significant interest in cyber security.

By having GDPR in action, there’ll be more roles in companies for Information Security Managers, which makes the MSc Cyber Security a brilliant opportunity for a huge market need.

Study style

You’ll be assessed through coursework, essays and case studies. Each module is delivered in a one week block of lectures, tutorials and seminars. This means it’s easy to fit learning around work and personal commitments.

Our cyber labs consists of a virtualised infrastructure designed specifically to launch different cyberattacks in a safe environment, as well as a dedicated Cisco Network Lab for real-world network security testing using Cisco equipment. MSc students also benefit from having their own dedicated teaching lab. You’ll have access to industry-standard equipment including Kali Linux and Cisco Network Packet Tracer – well-recognised tools used to protect organisations against cyberattacks within the industry.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Chief Technical Officer.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per 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 Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    103rd out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    110 46%

    91st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    92nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    62nd

    23

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