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MSc Cyber Security


Course Description

Course overview

*This course is available full-time over one year, or part-time over three years.
*It is made up of 8 assessed modules taught in week-long blocks and an individual project module.
*This course is suitable for those with a Computer Science related degree and is for those students who already possess a strong computer science, software engineering or information technology background.

Security of our systems is one of the most challenging topics of our time. There is an international consensus that the level of security skills will have to be increased in order to respond to the number and sophistication of threats we face.

Our MSc in Cyber Security is a forward-looking course that gives you the skills and knowledge you need in the core areas of cyber security. It emphasises the important technical material that will help you make effective cyber security decisions, and addresses issues such as:

Identity
Trust and reputation
Cryptography
Network security
Malware and intrusion detection
Risk management
Development of high assurance systems

If you are looking to follow a career in industry or government, this course will provide you with a broad education in cyber security, that allows you to make technically informed principled decisions. This course will also prepare you if you are seeking a research career in cyber security - a research skills module is a mandatory part of the course.

It has been designed for students who already possess a strong computer science, software engineering or information technology background who want to broaden their knowledge about the specific challenges in cyber security and of possible solutions to those challenges.

Learning outcomes

When you graduate from the MSc in Cyber Security, you will have developed a detailed understanding of the fundamental aspects of cyber security. The course emphasises the important technical material that must be understood in order to make effective cyber security decision making.
You will understand extant threats to current and emerging system types, and understand and be familiar with a range of technologies that can be brought to bear to reduce risks.
This course will equip you for a career in industry or government, particularly in strategic cyber security decision making, or if you are seeking a research career in this area.

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

All UK/EU applicants holding an offer of a place for one of our full-time MSc taught courses for entry in September 2016 are eligible to apply for the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship. See eligibility details.Assessment
You will be assessed on:
Your academic excellence (qualifications obtained from outside the UK will be assessed for equivalency using NARIC).
Your reasons for applying for your course.
The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.
Evidence of your commitment to your future career and previous practical or academic achievement.Eligible programmesMSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Computing
MSc Cyber Security
MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
MSc Information Technology
MSc Software EngineeringApplication Deadline: 31 May 2016, 12 noon (GMT).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

be self-funding
be classed as UK/EU for tuition-fee purposes
not be in receipt of any other University of York (or other) award
hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computer Science postgraduate taught course (listed below)
expect to begin your masters studies in September 2016

Application Procedure

To apply download the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship Application Form and email the completed form to [email protected] Application form available from the link below.

Further Information

https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/scholarship/


(Scholarship)

Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

All overseas applicants holding an offer of a place for one of our full-time MSc taught courses for entry in September 2016 are eligible to apply for the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship. See eligibility details.You will be assessed on:
Your academic excellence (qualifications obtained from outside the UK will be assessed for equivalency using NARIC).
Your reasons for applying for your course.
The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.
Evidence of your commitment to your future career and previous practical or academic achievement.Eligible programmesMSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Computing
MSc Cyber Security
MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
MSc Information Technology
MSc Software EngineeringApplication Deadline: 31 May 2016, 12 noon (GMT).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

be self-funding
be classed as overseas for tuition fee purposes
not be in receipt of any other University of York (or other) award
hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computer Science postgraduate taught course for 2016 (listed below)
expect to begin your masters studies in September 2016

Application Procedure

To apply download the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship Application Form and email the completed form to [email protected] Application form available from the link below.

Further Information

https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/scholarship/



Entry Requirements

Typically, you will have achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related discipline. The course has been designed for students who already possess a strong computer science, software engineering or information technology background.We are willing to consider applications from those who do not fit this profile. We will, for example, consider applicants who do not have an appropriate qualification but have appropriate industrial experience.

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