Cyber Security

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 23.5 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5600 Duration:1 year

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The overall aim of this MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. It takes advantage of Lancaster having recently been awarded the highly prestigious status of an EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and combines advanced technical skills with disciplines such as Economics, Risk Management, Psychology and Social Science. Its strength and uniqueness lies in its multidisciplinary nature, merging expertise from across Lancaster’s faculties to educate the next generation of security specialists.

The technical modules within the degree offer the skills and knowledge required to enable students to obtain the industrially recognised professional qualifications of CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator).

Core

  • Information System Penetration and Countermeasures
  • Information System Security Management
  • Cybercrime
  • Information System Forensic Investigation
  • Information System Risk Management
  • Network and Systems Security
  • Dissertation Communication and Information Systems (by Research)
  • Security and Conflict in the Digital Age

Requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Computing or a closely related discipline. Relevant industry experience may be considered
  • IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
  • Assessment: Coursework and dissertation
  • Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma
  • Degree certificates and transcripts of previous higher education (college/university) degrees or other courses that you have completed/for which you are currently studying. Note that, for transcripts in languages other than English, a certified English translation will be required
  • Personal Statement
  • Research proposal (for research degrees)
  • References

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  • Global Education
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