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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to work as a computing security professional.
  • Explore a range of cutting-edge systems, tools and techniques.
  • Appreciate the role information security has in an organisation and how it can be implemented and managed.
  • Attain useful certification for your career by undertaking the BSI ISO 27001 Lead Auditor exam

This course is ideal if you are already working on an IT environment, or wish to specialise in information security. You'll learn through academic teaching, industry input and practical skills development - and prepare for a range of exciting IT roles.

How you learn

This course combines a sound theoretical grounding with useful practical work. Industry input is central to the course, as is self-reflection and professional development.

You learn through

  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • problem-solving activities
  • practical projects
  • team work
  • reports
  • demonstrations
  • discussions
  • presentations
  • structured walk-throughs
  • phase tests

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • strategy and policy
  • information technology
  • forensics (computer, mobile and network analyst)
  • computer security incident response (CSIRT)
  • disaster recovery
  • incident and risk management
  • business continuity
  • secure coding
  • software design and development
  • applications development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 113 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 53%

    79th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    75th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    63rd

    43

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