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Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Become a pivotal player in cyber security with this flexible degree from the University of Huddersfield. Gain specialised expertise in information security and digital forensics, helping safeguard people and companies.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    2-3 Years Part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £7,920

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2-3 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £7,920

    Protect communities from cyber crimes by advancing your digital security skills

    With thousands of cyber attacks and data breaches occurring every day, digital landscapes face many challenges, impacting everyone, from big businesses to everyday people.

    This online master’s degree helps build your skills and expertise in cyber security and digital forensics, helping you tackle threats, implement solutions, protect infrastructures, and grow your career.

    Hone your cyber skills with the experts at the University of Huddersfield

    Guided by seasoned professionals and enriched with real-world case studies, this degree delves into advanced cyber security concepts, from theory to practical application.

    Whether you work in government or healthcare, finance or education, you’ll gain transferable skills and join a community of learners committed to protecting the world.

    This Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc is open to all learners who meet the following prerequisites:

    • A BSc, BEng or BA Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent professional qualification in any subject.
    • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

    Additionally, learners are expected to have an IELTS proficiency score of at least 6.0 (no less than 5.5, or equivalent) if English is not their first language.

    Certified by the National Cyber Security Centre and carefully crafted by the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Cyber Security, this programme allows you the freedom to grow your career at your own pace.

    You’ll explore a range of topics in the field of cyber security and digital forensics, enabling you to stand out against growing demands. As you progress through the programme, you’ll:

    • Answer fundamental cyber security questions: Develop a critical understanding of digital threats and security techniques, including cryptography and access control.

    • Understand applied cryptography: Gain comprehensive knowledge of cryptographic principles and techniques crucial for securing digital communications and data storage, including encryption, digital signatures, and practical applications.

    • Dive deep into the world of data mining: Discover data mining tools to uncover meaningful patterns in large datasets through data preparation, supervised and unsupervised approaches, and understanding the social impact of data mining.

    • Learn how artificial intelligence can be used in cyber security: Study various AI systems' applications in cybersecurity, focusing on techniques like Hidden Markov Models and Support Vector Machines for malware analysis and intrusion detection.

    • Know how to defend networks and respond to threats: Gain insight into security threats and vulnerabilities in networks, exploring techniques like IP security and authentication protocols to propose secure designs and counter threats effectively.

    • Explore distributed ledger technologies (DLT): Investigate the latest developments in DLT to evaluate and select appropriate solutions for domains like the Internet of Things and FinTech.

    Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2-3 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £7,920

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    The University is home to six academic Schools of Study: Applied Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business and Law, Computing and Engineering, Education, and Human and Health Sciences. It is an established and growing centre of research and excellence, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and is recognised for the quality of its teaching, achieving a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and winning the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award in 2017.