In a world with more smart devices than people and an increasing reliance on connectivity across the Internet, cyber threats are a growing concern for organisations, governments and individuals. Acquiring skills in Cyber Security has, therefore, become an advantage for a range of professions and roles across different sectors and disciplines.
Duration: 1 year full-time
Each of our taught MSc courses is available in several formats to accommodate students from different backgrounds and to provide maximum flexibility.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules.
Compulsory modules currently include
CO823 - Introduction to Digital Forensics (15 credits)
CO834 - Information Security Management (15 credits)
CO883 - Systems Architecture (15 credits)
CO880 - Project and Dissertation (60 credits)
If you are appropriately experienced in programming, you must take CO871, otherwise you will be required to take CO881 and CO882.
CO871 - Advanced Java for Programmers (15 credits)
CO881 - Object-Oriented Programming (15 credits)
CO882 - Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (15 credits)
Optional modules may include
CO582 - Computer Interaction and User Experience (15 credits)
CO841 - Cyber Law (15 credits)
CO874 - Networks and Network Security (15 credits)
PO691 - Governance and War in Cyber Space (15 credits)
SO760 - The Sociology of Cybercrime (15 credits)
CO664 - Secure Programming (15 credits)
CO832 - Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (15 credits)
CO838 - Internet of Things and Mobile Devices (15 credits)
CO884 - Algorithms and Logic (15 credits)
CO886 - Software Engineering (15 credits)
CO887 - Web-Based Information Systems Development
ENLA6001 - Advanced English for Academic Study in the Applied Sciences (15 credits)
Teaching and assessment
Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation.
This programme aims to: