The course would suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject (e.g. computer science, business computing) or a numerate subject (e.g. applied mathematics, engineering, physics) if that covered a significant computing component.
The primary objective of MSc Cyber Security is to practise security with an interdisciplinary shared coursework that spans across all security related modules.
In semester 1, you become an ethical hacker. You are challenged to identify flaws in computer system by breaking its crypto components and retrieve sensitive information of an e'commerce company.
In semester 2 you become an investigator. You are challenged to analyse network traffic, logs and detect attacks in a company's network. It is essential to trace hackers and bring them to justice with concrete proofs and reporting.
Information security management;
Security auditing and certification;
Readings in Computer Science;
Research methods and professional issues; and
Advanced algorithms and data structures; and
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- Applicants should hold at least a lower second class honours degree from a UK institution or the equivalent from an international institution in Computer Science or a related discipline with some mathematical content. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered for entry to this course.
- Other suitable qualifications
- If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree.