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MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security

Heriot-Watt University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security programme will give you the chance to develop advanced specialised skills and expertise in the security of software, computer systems and networks. As Heriot-Watt University is situated on the edge of Edinburgh, we have excellent links to the technology sector of Scotland which is at the forefront of digital innovation in cyber security. This masters degree is designed to give you practical, specialist knowledge whilst fine-tuning your professional skills, your research skills and your advanced communication skills. During this course, you will lead on an independent research project of your own and gain insight into the computing side of cyber security. The MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security programme is structured to give you access to a range of advanced topics in computer science with a focus on security. These include theoretical and applied knowledge in software engineering, programming, parallel technology, systems programming, cryptography, network security, information security, digital forensics. The MSc in Computer Science for Cyber Security has received provisional certification from the National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of the UK Government's national communications intelligence agency GCHQ.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,200per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 113 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    165 74%

    18th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    30th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    33rd

    34

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