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¿Qué aprenderé?

Course Overview

Our MSc in Cyber Security will help you develop a deep understanding of how to analyse and protect variant system’s application against threats and risks, putting you at a competitive advantage when applying for any cyber security roles.

Buckinghamshire New University has strong expertise in the security industry and our academics are experienced industry professionals. You will also benefit from our specialist computing suite on our High Wycombe Campus.

Why study this subject?

A master’s in cyber security will help you develop the technical and managerial skills and knowledge for aspiring cyber security professionals wishing to specialise in industrial, governmental, educational and organisational disciplines. It will also help IT business specialists and managers seeking to gain a deeper understanding of cyber security solutions in a strategic, technical, consultancy or management context.

What will I study?

Our MSc in Cyber Security will help give you the technical and business skills cyber security employers are looking for.

We will help you to:

  • obtain the relevant certifications to enhance your employability profile
  • understand clearance requirements – as many jobs in cyber security require a security clearance which can affect your eligibility
  • develop professional relationships and demonstrate an interest in the cyber security industry
  • build a portfolio
  • seek opportunities to demonstrate your expertise by co-presenting at industry conferences and completing relevant projects
  • join an association to help you stay abreast of industry trends
  • look for ways to integrate with professional experience through summer internships, job shadowing or work-study jobs.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Our supportive academics are experienced industry professionals and will facilitate problem-based learning via case-studies and classroom-based exercises throughout the course.

You will also benefit from guest lecturers as well as industrial visits, helping you to understand current practices and prepare you for working life as a cyber security professional.

You will attend sessions within our specialist computing suite in the Gateway building on our High Wycombe campus. This will include using our specialist networking lab for those modules involving any aspect of network or cloud-based development and/or security.

The majority of the assessment comes from coursework or team projects appropriate to the module, often involving essay or report writing, artefact construction or portfolio construction. Some modules will also make use of individual and group project presentations, as well as in class time-constrained tests and formal examinations.

What are my career prospects?

Graduates from our MSc Cyber Security will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to sit some of the leading industry exams and certifications and to become leading specialists in the cyber security industry.

Positions can include:

  • Systems Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • System Security Analyst/Architect
  • Information Analyst/Architect
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer/Architect
  • Security IT Manager/Director
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Architect/Engineer
  • CISO/CSO
  • Forensics Investigator.

Based on the SANS survey the top five industries for cyber security professionals are:

  • banking/finance/insurance
  • information technology/management
  • government
  • consulting/professional services.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Business and Law

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
£18.100,00 (US$ 21.830) por año
Esta es una tarifa fija
Fecha de inicio

26 Septiembre 2022

Lugar

High Wycombe Campus

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,

Buckinghamshire,

HP11 2JZ, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students require successful completion of a Bachelor degree with an overall pass or above from a UK NARIC-recognised institution.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants will be assessed on their academic qualifications although previous experience and interest in computing, IT, business or management is desirable. A typical offer will include 2:2 honours degree or equivalent qualification in computing, web development, computer sciences, software engineering, system engineering, mathematics with computer science, physics with computer science or a related discipline. Applicants who don’t meet the above requirements but have technical/management experience in industry could be considered (subject to interview). Students need to have an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 (5.5). TOEFL iBT with 72 overall score with 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 20 in Speaking, 18 in Reading.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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