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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course overview

Cybersecurity is the practice of defending computers, networks and data from malicious attacks. It is one of the biggest threats to global security and graduates with advanced-level skills and knowledge are high demand by employers.

This innovative new online course helps you build a critical understanding of technological threats and weaknesses across digital platforms in a range of contexts. You build the essential skillset necessary to assess threat, manage security technologies and understand the legal, social and political implications of cyber threats.

Students are central to the design of the course and as a result you develop knowledge and skills that meet the growing needs of industry in the rapidly changing landscape of cybersecurity. In the development of this degree we have worked closely with our partners, with input from leading international providers and national businesses to ensure that you have the depth and breadth of understanding to work anywhere in the world. This future-facing course is also informed by cutting-edge research to ensure that when you complete the course you can be part of the next generation of network and security graduates to support and enhance the global economy, through social developments, medical systems, education, financial institutions or heavy industry.

How you are assessed

The programme assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. It ensures that you are provided with formative assessment opportunities throughout the programme which support your summative assessments. The assessments will include assignments, tests, case studies, presentations, research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports. The assessment criteria, where appropriate, will include assessment of presentation skills and report writing.

Career opportunities

From course inception and design through to the content and delivery of the course materials we work closely with our business partners to ensure that you develop the skills and knowledge required by the cybersecurity industry. You develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts surrounding cybersecurity and reinforce this learning with practical application of this knowledge. Your industry relevant skills will enable you to:

  • understand the risks faced by business and how to mitigate these
  • develop innovative approaches to protect networks
  • understand the role of the human factor in cybersecurity

Your assessments are designed to build on both your technical and professional skills contributing to your industry readiness.

This course prepares you for careers including:

  • security architect
  • risk assessor
  • security engineer
  • IT security manager

The rapid growth in cyber threat accompanied by business awareness has opened up global opportunities for individuals with skills that help businesses protect their operations across the security lifecycle. The MSc Cybersecurity (Online) produces graduates that meet and address these requirements.

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University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%

    70th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    22nd

    46

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