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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Millennium Point Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc/MSci Cyber Security course is designed to equip you with state-of-the-art technical knowledge, intellectual know-how, management capabilities and practical skills that will enable you to succeed in meeting the cyber security challenges facing modern organisations. In the 21st century, data has become a necessary commodity, which has value in isolation and more so when viewed as a larger data set for trends and habits.Data is key to the functioning of modern business and the protection of this data is key to the ongoing success of the digital economy. As systems, such as IoT, both generate and consume data grow in capability and complexity, the need to protect the data created, stored and transited across public and private networks intensifies. Due to this, the need for suitably qualified cyber security practitioners has never been greater.This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed by the employers. Our strong links with industry enable us to teach the most demanding and up-to-date topics. You will learn state of the art technical knowledge, intellectual know-how, management capabilities and hands-on practical skills to succeed in meeting the cyber security challenges faced by modern organisations.This course is supported by a vibrant research environment within the centres for Cyber Security and Cloud Computing at BCU and by traditionally strong industrial links with CISCO, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, UK Fast, Linux Professional Institute and BT.What's covered in the course?Secure information technologies form the bedrock of our modern connected mobile society. Our MSci/BSc Cyber Security course will equip you to enter this growing and important industry.The course takes a practice-led approach, making use of equipment and tools found in the industry to give you the best preparation for a successful career. Our approach prioritises the practical skills sought by industry, backing this up with a thorough understanding of theory. The course delivers a well-rounded curriculum in the security of the communication networks; the security of computer processing and storage equipment and the software that runs on it, both private and public, and both local and cloud based; the security and accuracy of information and information systems; and the forensic analysis of threats and attacks, as well as management-level skills such as project and change management, maximising your career potential.Studying computing with us puts you at the heart of an exciting, innovative community. Upon graduation you could progress into a career as a cyber security engineer, network administrator, and cyber security analyst or network security architect.Why Choose Us?- Our Centre for Cyber Security is at the forefront of advancing information security.- We provide research-led, practice-driven teaching underpinned by our research projects and strong industrial links.- Our teaching staff have rich professional experience and are engaged with government and industry, helping to solve complex problems.- You will have access to state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment and laboratories with forensic software, network security software for penetration testing, and Cloud software.

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15 January

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Must include one from Technology, Science, Mathematics or Computing at A-level or level 3 equivalentA maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 113

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    117 53%

    81st

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    93rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    14th

    21

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