Delivering effective cyber security in a global business environment
- 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.
What will the course provide?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Students study nine taught modules as part of the programme of study.
- Five Core Modules are listed below.
- Three modules from the list of Elective Modules should be chosen in addition.
- The ninth module can be selected from the full list of WMG elective modules.
* Modules required for the GCHQ Provisionally Certified Pathway
- Students will have the opportunity to pursue projects in collaboration with industry in areas spanning both cyber security technologies and management issues.
- These might include risk management, security policy design, enterprise security cultures, digital investigation, incident response, intrusion detection, security architectures, cloud exploitation and procurement strategies, data forensics, privacy, social media, and security testing.
- 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 You Graduate
Graduates can expect rapid career progression in within a wide range of organisations relating to cyber security in a range of roles. You can see examples of these roles on the Cyber Security main page.
- If you have questions about this course, you can contact the Admissions Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)24 7652 3691
"Everything I do in my job relates to what I learned at WMG. I am putting this knowledge into use on a daily basis, and it has made a huge difference to my ability to perform well in my role."
Rebecca Falconer. Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Capgemini.
2nd October 2017
One year, full time
Online (£50 application fee)
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)
31st July 2017