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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    2 years (15 weekends)

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    14 January 2019

The issue of cyber security continues to be a major issue for both individuals and large corporations. It has been reported by the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 that over four in ten businesses (43%) and two in ten charities (19%) experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.

For businesses it is no longer a question of if a cyber-attack will occur but rather when, and as such the demand for qualified IT security professionals has risen exponentially. Northumbria University’s part-time MSc Cyber Security has been designed to give you the skills to meet this increased demand, including how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats, and determining methods to minimise them.

Key facts

  • Part-time Masters degree based in Central London
  • Continue working while you study with lectures delivered on 15 weekends spread throughout the 2 year course
  • Build a critical understanding of governance and assurance, along with technology risk practices
  • Learn how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats and determine methods to minimise them
  • Undergraduate degree not essential for entry
  • Also available as a full-time programme

What will I study?

Incidents of cyber-crime have increased in the UK by 48% from 2013-14 according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, costing the UK up to £27bn a year. While their 2016 survey has reported a significant shift in the way organisations are taking action, including their willingness to invest in security.

Our MSc Cyber Security will teach you how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats and determine methods to minimise them. We will also provide an in-depth coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles and technologies for network security. Going beyond just theoretical theory, you will be given a practical understanding of governance and assurance, along with technology risk practices.

This programme is also available� full-time, or as� MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice which includes an internship, consultancy project or research project.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Our MSc Cyber Security is designed to allow you to fit your studies around your working life and is assessed through modular assignments, exams and a final dissertation. All taught lectures are delivered across 15 of weekends spread throughout the 2 year programme. This is based on 2 10am-4pm sessions over 15 weekends, you will also have an additional 6-hours of contact time through a workshop. You will also have 6-hours of contact time with your tutor as part of your final project, this can be on campus or online.

You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 3-4 hours per week on average over the 2 years. This will be supported by your module tutor and will consist of pre-class reading preparation, research, assessment preparation, development and writing as well as skills development and online tests and quizzes.

You will be assessed via a range of assessment methods including exams, assignments, presentations and group work.

Modules

All modules on this course are core.

  • Information Governance and Security (20 credits)
  • Network Security (20 credits)
  • Wireless Networks and Security (20 credits)
  • Information Assurance and Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security (20 credits)
  • Research Methods and Project Management (20 credits)
  • MSc Computer Science and Digital Technologies Project (60 credits)

Tuition fee 2018/19:

  • £7,650

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £200-250 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

Payment plans

We offer an interest free monthly payment plan available to all self-funded students after payment of your deposit.

Government Loan for Masters study

For the Academic Year 2018/19, the Government will be providing a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) up to the value of £10,609 for UK and EU students. If you enter either full-time or part-time postgraduate study after the 1st of August 2016, you could be eligible to receive this funding.

PAYMENT PLANS AND PGL

Early Application Discounts

Our Early Application Discount is awarded to you when you submit your application and holding deposit, before the deadlines specified on our dates and fees page. The discount is applied to your remaining fees after you pay your full deposit. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer – please contact us for more details on eligibility.

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How to find out more

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the part-time MSc Cyber Security programme. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

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Visit the Cyber Security (Part-Time) MSc page on the Northumbria University London website for more details!

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