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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southampton Solent University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

As organisations and government departments become increasingly reliant on virtual environments, cyber security has become an important part of day-to-day life. Solent University’s essential cyber security engineering conversion degree is well suited to students from a wide range of backgrounds, helping you to develop new skills and gain an advanced knowledge of computing, networking and information security.

Solent’s cyber security engineering master’s conversion degree will help equip students with the essential skills and knowledge to become cyber security specialists, learning how to tackle cybercrime and manage security systems.

As well as gaining a firm grounding in web and software development, students on this course will learn the necessary skills to become ethical hackers, penetrate test networks, and prevent and eradicate malware. Students will also develop their problem-solving skills and explore research methods.

The course curriculum is developed with input from a variety of sources, including an industrial liaison panel, to ensure students are studying the latest technology and working practices employed by industry experts.

To aid study, students have full access to the University’s specialist networking labs equipped with industry-standard networking equipment from Cisco, Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems, including the market-leading Opnet. Using Alienware computers and CISCO Packet Tracer, students can practice their software development skills and test their web applications.

What does this course lead to?

Graduates from this course could consider roles in: IT project management, security management.

The course comes to a close with students conducting their own research projects. This can be an excellent way to specialise knowledge, or act as a springboard for PhD study.

Who is this course for?

This conversion master’s course is ideally suited to students from a number of academic backgrounds who have a strong interest in tackling cybercrime and managing security systems. The course is also suited to those with extensive industry experience in IT or data systems, and who wish to gain an academic qualification.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    111th out of 113 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    105 47%

    100th

    36
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    98th

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    59th

    31

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