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MSc Cyber Security and Management

University of Warwick WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Full time & Part time October MSc 1 year (FT) or 3 years (PT)

About the course

The MSc in Cyber Security and Management is designed for those wishing to develop a career as a cyber security professional, or to take a leading technical or managerial role in an organisation critically dependent upon data and information communication technology. It is suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background or courses with a significant component of either. Work experience will also be considered.

Delivering effective cyber security in a global business environment

In 2010, the UK government announced a 650 million pound investment strategy into Cyber Security & declared that Cyber-Security had become a ‘tier 1’ priority alongside international terrorism and major national incidents. The UK is one of many governments around the

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Entry Requirements

2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Suited to IT and Computer Science graduates, or those with a background in other numerate disciplines. English Language Requirement - IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

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Student Profile(s)

Dheeraj Gurugubelli

2058.jpg Dheeraj came to Warwick in 2011, having gained his first degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the Maharaj Vijayaram Gajapathi Raj College of Engineering in Vizianagaram, India. While he was there, he founded a cyber-security consulting company, working with a range of commercial and government clients. He was also part of the Microsoft Student Partners programme.

So what made him decide to study for an MSc? “I wanted to gain a professional qualification and develop my knowledge of current cyber security developments, as well as build my management skills,” he explained. “A number of people I spoke to in India recommended WMG and of course, the University’s ranking speaks for itself. The programme itself looked very interesting, particularly the way it focuses not just on technology, but how it fits within the broader global business context.”

After an induction helped Dheeraj to settle in and find his way around the campus, he began his course. Like most students, he found it very challenging at first, with each module comprising a week of intensive study, followed by six weeks to complete the assignment.

“It works very well though,” he said, “and I soon saw the advantages of studying this way. I gained an in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of the course, while exposure to real-world situations showed me how to apply the theory in actual business situations. It was great that we had industry leaders talking to us too. Everything we did was focused on the practical application of what we were learning.

“The programme gave me exposure to a wide range of information security concepts - from management practices, threats, compliance and business continuity through to IT governance, cloud security, disaster recovery and mobile device security.”

Dheeraj also enjoyed the simulation exercises he worked on as part of a group. “They were excellent and I learned a lot through them. The course transformed me. I developed new critical thinking skills and began to see people and organisations in a fresh light. It was definitely a lot more than I expected – and helped me to discover myself as a person.”

For his dissertation project, Dheeraj worked with Hewlett Packard Cloud and Security labs, building a tool which formed the initial basis for their project on automating compliance for cloud computing services. “It was a great project to work on,” he commented. “…

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