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. The programme is also able to cater for those with no formal studies in computer science but where significant interest in cyber security can instead be demonstrated.
The Course Provides:
1. Cyber Security in the UK has become a ‘tier 1’ priority alongside international terrorism and major national incidents. The serious threats emerging from the cyber-sphere are a recognised phenomenon worldwide and as such studies in cyber security are strategically important on a global scale.
2. Our goal for the MSc programme is to give focus to the strategic deployment and implementation of Cyber Security within an organization. We want to develop strategic thinkers who understand the Cyber threat to an organization and its resources and are able to build and support secure systems that support the strategic growth of a business.
3. The course covers all aspects of Cyber Security including network security, computer security and information security. You will learn the most important technical concepts of security—such as encryption, intrusion detection, penetration testing, access control, digital forensics and investigation, risk management, security governance and network security.
4. Alongside this, the course focuses on the business context so that students can progress their careers more rapidly through organisations and aim very particularly at management positions.
When you study the MSc Cyber Security and Management at Warwick, you will gain an unparalleded exposure to industry. All taught modules contain considerable input from industry experts who, through case studies and guest lectures, contribute to the design and delivery of material making for a vey rich learning environment.
An example of some of the companies involved in the CSM programme since it was launched in 2012 include HP, Amethyst Consulting, Deep Secure Ltd, Siskin Technology, SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency), CSC, VMware, OCSIA, Nottingham Police, Mozilla, Metropolitan Police, Kaspersky, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Telefonica, IBM, Blackstage Forensics, Derbyshire NHS Trust and Nettitude.
You will have additional opportunity to engage with industry through industry visits, conferences, and mentoring or advice from industry experts at key stages of your work.
Students study nine taught modules as part of the programme of study. Core Modules: 1. Security Architectures and Network Defence 2. Cryptosystems and Data Protection 3. Information Risk Management and Governance 4. Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting 5. Digital Forensics
Elective Modules (3 from this list): 1. Cyber Intelligence and Operations 2. Cyber-Physical Systems 3. Enterprise Cyber Security 4. Globalisation and Outsourcing 5. Financial Analysis and Control Systems 6. Organisations, People and Performance 7. Leadership
A ninth module to be selected from the full list of WMG elective modules.
The taught component of the course is highly interactive and varied with a mixture of lectures, syndicate or group work, practical and lab based work, and technology enabled learning. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 30 students per class. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Assessment is through Post Module Assignment based on the learning objectives of each respective module. 50% of the Masters credit is achieved through your individual project or dissertation, for which you will have close 1-1 supervision Each module will usually be delivered in intensive one-week blocks so you are fully immersed in the subject area for that period. These one-week sessions are scheduled at intervals from October through to June.
After Your Graduate
Graduates can expect to go on to work within corporate information - security and technology teams, consultancies, government information-security departments, management tracks in information critical organisations and cyber security related research.
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. “…
Read more of Dheeraj’s story at… www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters /why/student_profiles/dheeraj_gurugubelli/
All students with Syrian Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 25% tuition fee discount. The remaining tuition fees for Syrian students after the discount are £16,755.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,585 (25% discount on tuition fees)
Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2016 Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Syrian Nationality Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply.The Syrian Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
All students from Latin America applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 20% tuition fee discount. Remainging tuition fees for Latin American students will be £17,872.For Mexico (in accordance with Warwick's agreement with CONACYT) all tuition fees for Mexican students studying on the full-time WMG MSc Programmes will be reduced by 25%. Fees for Mexican students will be £16,755.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£4,468 (20% discount on tuition fees)
• Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2016 • Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and be Nationals of a Latin American Country • Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, or on a Scholarship/loan agreement the bursary will still applyThe Latin American Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
All students with Turkish Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 25% tuition fee discount. Remainng tuition fees for Turkish students are £16,755 (rather than £22,340).
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,585 (25% discount on tuition fees)
Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2015 Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Turkish Nationality Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply.The Turkish Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
WMG will be awarding up to £500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2016.Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees:15 x 50% 15 x 35% 20 x 20%Scholarships are available on a competitive basis and students will automatically be considered upon application and receiving an offer for a WMG full-time MSc course.Eligibility• All applicants receiving an offer to study on a WMG Full-time MSc course that runs in the UK, starting October 2016, will be assessed for the WMG Excellence Scholarship. • Applicants should have an excellent academic track-record. The WMG Scholarship committee will be reviewing both the academic achievement (usually the equivalent of a British 1st Class Honours Degree) and Statement of Purpose when awarding. • Students will be automatically considered for the WMG Excellence Scholarships when submitting their application for a WMG full-time MSc course. • For conditional offer-holders, scholarship awards will also be conditional on achieving the awardee's final predicted grade. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are for self-funded students only. NB: students with partial bursaries on scholarship-loan schemes or partially funded by an external organisation may be considered. Awardees should inform the scholarship committee if they are in receipt of another scholarship or are later awarded other funding. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are awarded for study on UK Full-time MSc Programmes only. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are paid towards tuition fees only and cannot be paid in cash or towards accommodation or maintenance costs. • WMG will award WMG Excellence Scholarships across all WMG Full-time MSc Programmes to maximize nationality and gender diversity. • In order to maximise your chances of success, we recommend you submit your MSc application before the end of May 2016.* These numbers are for guidance only. WMG reserves the right to amend the exact number of scholarships awarded
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £11,170
WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future. Students will automatically be considered for the awards when submitting an application for a WMG full-time MSc course.Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 20% to 50% fee discount with the maximum award possible being 50% discount.Please see further details for eligibility.
Funded by the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), Warwick will be awarding four tuition-fee bursaries of £12,200 each as part of a national project to encourage career transitioners into the Cyber Security profession. You may be on a career break, unemployed, or looking to change your career direction. This funding provides an excellent opportunity to rethink your career and qualify yourself in a profession with excellent employment opportunities. Eligible applicants must satisfy the following criteria: 1.Hold an offer to study the GCHQ-certified MSc Cyber Security Engineering or the GCHQ-certified pathway through MSc Cyber Security and Management at the University of Warwick on the full-time programme starting October 2016, or the part-time programme starting during the academic year 2016/17. 2.Be a UK or EU citizen who is normally resident in the UK other than for the sole purpose of education. 3.Not be currently undertaking any other forms of formal education. 4.Have graduated from undergraduate studies in 2015 or before. 5.Not have previously held employment as a cyber security professional (i.e. cyber security must be less than 50% of any previous job function / role).Preference will be given to applicants who satisfy any of the following: 1.Persons looking to retrain into the cyber security profession, for example, returners-to-work after parental leave, those who are currently unemployed, and mid-career transitioners 2.General IT practitioners looking to specialise in cyber security 3.Ex-armed forces personnel not already covered by any armed forces grant 4.Ex-police officers not already covered by any police service grant 5.Demographics currently underrepresented in the cyber security profession
Value of Scholarship(s)
Are you interested in retraining as a cyber security professional? Warwick is pleased to announce full tuition fee bursaries for Full-time Masters study in Cyber Security.Candidates should have an IT or Computer Science background through work or study, or a keen personal interest and knowledge in this area. These bursaries are to financially support individuals interested in transitioning their career into the Cyber Security profession, so those already working within Cyber Security are not eligible.Funding is open to UK or EU citizens living and working in the UK. Part-time options are also available (NB: the bursary will not cover full-fees on the PT programme). Application deadline: 31st August.
You will need to make an online application to study MSc Cyber Security and Management or MSc Cyber Security Engineering at the University of Warwick (WMG Department (Warwick Manufacturing Group). Simultaneously please complete the Bursary application form confirming your eligibility for this funding. Any questions should be directed to [email protected]
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)
Recipient: University of Warwick
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