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MSc Cyber Security & Human Factors

Bournemouth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and still evolving community that presents enterprise, industry and governments with on-going security management challenges, as it grows on an exponential scale.

This course has been developed in response to the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide. You will be equipped with the ability to assess risk, anticipate and manage security incidents, and develop and assess security procedures and policies.

Your learning will be enhanced by access to cyber security and digital forensics laboratories with state-of-the-art simulation and analytical systems relevant to intrusion detection, incident management, forensic analysis and system penetration testing. From the labs we can see where cyber attacks are happening all over the world, and what attacks are happening and being stopped at BU.

The security of data is fundamental to any business, and IT professionals are increasingly aware of the complexities involved in protecting information, assets, knowledge and intellect. As cyberspace stores more and more information, specialists in security who are ahead of the game will become a critical element in reducing risk.

On this course, you will gain an understanding of the psychology of cyber security by investigating threats, vulnerabilities and impact risk; the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt; managing human factors in security; trust management and information assurance. You will develop a deep and holistic awareness of cyber security and human factors.

An exciting and valuable part of this course is the option to do a work placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand work experience and apply the learning that you have acquired through the course, especially if you are considering a change in career or direction.

Placements

The optional placement provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience and apply the learning that you have achieved through the course. The placement can be paid employment but voluntary work can be just as enjoyable.

Careers

As the security of data is fundamental to any business, you will possess high marketability in the professional arena and be qualified to enjoy career opportunities in a wide variety of industries.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 86 10

    68th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    108 48%

    75th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    51st

    37
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%

    70th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    54th

    17

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