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Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics - MSc/PGDip


University of Salford School of Science, Engineering and the Environment

Full time & Part time September, January MSc, PgDip 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time

About the course

Lead the data-driven revolution

Data security breaches are on the rise, but you can become part of the solution. With this specialised postgraduate degree, you can enhance your existing computing knowledge, and develop applied skills ready to build a career in the exciting and in-demand cyber security and intelligence field.

Available with full and part-time study routes, this BCS-accredited course provides learners with specialist cyber security knowledge, and a hands-on skillset, ready to fight cyber-crime. Start dates are available each January and September.

During your studies, you will learn about attack (red team) and defence (blue team) strategies. You will consider established attack surfaces (networking, social engineering) and modern issues (IoT, Cloud).

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Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 honours in computer science, or a related subject with coverage of programming and IPv4 networking, preferably with experience of command-line usage.

Other applicants with a strong cyber security background are welcome to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We also welcome applications from industry professionals with relevant security experience who might not have formal qualifications.


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