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MSc Cyber Security


Course Description

Key Facts
On this highly regarded MSc Cyber Security, you will work with internationally renowned experts from the Centre for Cyber Security.

The University is home to a Cisco Systems, Oracle academy, and the Microsoft Academy Centre. It is one of Microsoft’s top UK university-based academies and is a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. It is also a Cisco ASC (Academy Support Centre) and Cisco Instructor Training Centre (ITC) – one of only 10 such instructor training centres in the UK.

Course Overview
This course provides a broad foundation for Cyber Security concepts while delivering advanced knowledge and skills in key technical areas. Designed to meet the growing demand from global business and industry for robust cyber security systems, this course underpins the principles and practical professional skills you’ll need to meet the future challenges faced by organisations, particularly when it comes to strategic security planning.

The course provides future Cyber Security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed by employers. The University's strong links with industry enables it to teach the most demanding topics. You will develop state of the art technical knowledge, intellectual know-how, management capabilities and hands-on practical skills to succeed in meeting the Cyber Security challenges faced by modern organisations.

Academic staff members are actively engaged with government and industry to help solve their complex problems. These strong links provide you with plenty of professional opportunities that will help you to acquire valuable exposure to the real life challenges of Cyber Security.

You start this Master’s course in September and you can opt to study on a full-time (one year) or part-time basis, which will take two years to complete.

Employability
This course is designed to ensure that you are a very sought-after graduate with the necessary first-hand, practical expertise in cyber security issues as well as a rigorous academic understanding of the sector.

Globally there is a shortage of experts who can work in cyber security at this very high level, so you will focus on the important technical material you will need for effective decision-making in a highly demanding career.

You will be equipped for a range of careers requiring advanced skills, such as:

*security architect
*security analyst
*security administrator
*security manager
*incident response manager
*risk and compliance analyst.

You will also be supported to obtain industry recognised Professional Certifications.

Visit the MSc Cyber Security page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computing, Engineering or Information Management discipline.Applicants without standard entry qualifications but with extensive industrial experience could be considered if they provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.

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