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Taught at our Thornton Science Park, our Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to make the leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity.

Why Study Cybersecurity (Conversion) with us?

This course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, which was established in 1985 and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.

The course is taught by experts in the field with years of expertise in industry, and has close links with industry and government. The course is taught at Thornton Science Park, which offers an excellent learning environment with dedicated specialist resources, including virtualisation facilities and an isolated cybersecurity lab for specialist workshops to take place.

The Department is also home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students can gain experience of commercial projects.

What will I learn?

Our course offers you an intensive introduction at Master’s level into the cybersecurity field. The course has an emphasis on real-world practice as well as supporting theory, to develop towards an expertise in digital forensics and penetration testing, software exploitation and system protection methods, as well as cybersecurity and business.

You will also have chance to perform novel and innovative research in the academic field with help and guidance from a supervisor.

How will I be taught?

This course is taught at Thornton Science Park, and comprises six 20-credit modules and a 60-credit supervised research module.
The core modules comprise workshops of three hours of face time each across ten weeks. You can expect a normal workload of 55-60 hours’ study and practice per week. In addition to this, you will have your own Personal Academic Tutor.

How will I be assessed?

The majority of work will be assessed by coursework.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this courses we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please go to: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-visit-opportunities

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus at: http://prospectus.chester.ac.uk/form.php

Visit the Cybersecurity (Conversion) page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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