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MSc Cyber Security

Discover strategies for anticipating, analysing, and tackling cyber threats through digital forensics and artificial intelligence. Earn a fully online master’s degree to unlock top careers in cyber security.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    2 years
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £9,900

MSc Cyber Security

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2 years

  • Total tuition fee

    £9,900

    Guard the digital realm with the University of Hertfordshire

    As the digital landscape continues to evolve and progress, new security risks and threats will evolve in parallel. Cyber security guardians play a pivotal role in protecting the Internet and its users from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

    On this online MSc in Cyber Security, you’ll learn how to anticipate and protect against security breaches. From digital forensics to information security management, you’ll discover cutting-edge skills and strategies for security defence and innovation.

    Prepare for careers in cyber security and defence

    Whether you’re an aspiring Internet guardian or an experienced professional hoping to pivot into cyber security, this course is designed to equip you with practical skills for your career.

    You’ll be equipped with transferable skills for security roles across any number of sectors and industries, from business and finance to healthcare and industry

    What skills will you learn?

    • Cyber operations
    • Digital forensics
    • Data analytics
    • Using AI
    • Data analysis
    • Information security management
    • Penetration testing

    To apply for this degree, you will need:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline at a level equivalent to a UK second-class honours degree.
    • The university will also consider non-standard applicants who can demonstrate that they have relevant and appropriate work experience (above that of user) in computing or a related field, over a sustained period of time, typically four to five years.
    • International applicants whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band), or equivalent.

    The curriculum for the MSc in Cyber Security is designed to cover the most recent developments and debates around cyber security today. You’ll cover the foundational principles and practice of cyber security, while also discussing innovations and new solutions for the future of the industry.

    Here are just some of the topics you’ll have the opportunity to delve into:

    • Penetration testing
    • Cyber operations
    • Distributed systems security
    • Digital forensics

    Your learning will culminate in the completion of your own independent research project exploring a specific risk or problem within cyber security. You will be required to apply cyber security techniques to propose solutions to the issue.

    MSc Cyber Security

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2 years

  • Total tuition fee

    £9,900

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and University of Hertfordshire will get in touch with you with more information.

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