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MSc Cyber Security

Course Description

The speed with which the internet and information sharing have developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. As a result, individuals with proven information security knowledge are now in high demand.

This course bridges the gap and helps to meet the growing need for suitably qualified IT security professionals. You’ll develop your knowledge and understanding so that you can create a secure and effective information infrastructure for any organisation.

As well as covering established techniques, you’ll explore new and innovative practices underpinned by the very latest research. You’ll learn about both the managerial and technical elements of information security and enterprise level security, including risk management and compliance, and you’ll concentrate on issues such as securing networks and system penetration testing.

In addition to acquiring technical skills that can be applied to protect against specific system breaches, you’ll become adept at making managerial decisions related to protecting an organisation’s security holistically. You’ll also learn how to perform ethical hacking. This is vital training; through being taught many of the techniques used by malicious hackers, you will develop the skills you need to mitigate risks and thwart potential attacks.

This MSc is designed and delivered by our team of information security experts who have a blend of industry experience and strong academic credentials. We have also worked closely with industry to ensure you have the workplace-ready attributes employers are looking for.

Increasing your employability further still, the course will prepare you for the BSI ISO 27001 lead auditor and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications. You’ll study in our computing suite, which is equipped to industry standards.

Core and optional modules:

Advanced Security Protocols
Enterprise Security Management
Industrial Research Practice
Securing Networks
Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
Independent Scholarship

Visit the MSc Cyber Security page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification.

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