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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Addresses the key security issues that are faced by global communications and information systems and develop your practical skills through exposure to real-world problems and datasets.

Developed in conjunction with industry and aligned with GCHQ recommendations, our cybersecurity course teaches you the very latest security principles, practices, tools and techniques. Led by a team of specialist staff in our newly updated computer laboratories, our MSc in Cybersecurity will prepare you for one of the most in-demand roles of our time or a related research career.

As well as studying areas such as secure application development, risk management, malware analysis and digital forensics, you will gain an understanding of the business continuity and transformation aspects that are crucial to cyber resilience in an ever-evolving threat landscape. Using case-based analysis, you will have the opportunity to learn about security operations and forensic approaches to investigation across multiple platforms.

After graduation, you will be well placed to progress into a variety of roles in digital security and data science or a related research career.

This one-year degree falls under the umbrella of the Data Science Academy (DSA), run by the School of Computer Science and Informatics, in partnership with the School of Mathematics. You will benefit from the shared knowledge and skills of both Schools. However, your degree will still be run by the School of Computer Science & Informatics.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 110 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    155 65%

    24th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    11

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