Study the theory as well as practical techniques in the field of cyber security. The degree provides an opportunity for recent graduates or professionals in the computing industry to enhance their knowledge or move into cyber security.
- Part-time 2-5 years
- £15,050 GBP (Total tuition fee)
£1,254.17 GBP (Price per program)
- 9 programs
- Start date
- Sep 2018
What do I need to apply?
An applicant will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following:
• A minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering etc.
• A relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level.
• A lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level.
• Satisfactory independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate, in a relevant area (such as the IT sector), which would lead to gaining benefit from the course.
What are the learning outcomes?
A student who successfully completes the degree will have achieved the following learning outcomes.
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the legal frameworks, ethical and professional issues of cyber security.
Perform systematic risk assessment, identification and analysis in accordance with international standards and demonstrate an ability to deal with complex issues.
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of network and information systems secure communication technologies and protocols and their application to contemporary Internet-based solutions and technologies.
Evaluate and justify a suitable methodology and tools for vulnerability assessment of systems and organisations. Conduct and report an ethically-based security audit and test to a professional standard, recommending and specifying suitable countermeasures.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical concepts and implementation of current security frameworks and architectures as well as cryptographic protocols and algorithms. Be able to assess systems’ security requirements and apply secure design methodology and formal methods in systems design, implementation and testing.
Apply appropriate technological solutions and processes in the detection, management and investigation of information security incidents, and document a digital investigation from a legal and professional standpoint.
Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues and new technologies in cyber security which are informed by leading edge research and/or practice in the field.
Extrapolate from existing research, scholarship and/or fieldwork findings to identify new or revised approaches to practice.
Conduct rigorous research / formal enquiry into cyber security issues that require familiarity with a range of technologies, research sources and appropriate methodologies, and for such to inform the overall learning process.
Programs on this degree
|Network Security||To be announced|
|Ethical Hacking||To be announced|
|Secure Design and Development||To be announced|
|Cryptography||To be announced|
|Incident Response||To be announced|
|Digital Data Acquisition, Recovery and Analysis||To be announced|
|Security of Emerging Connected Systems||To be announced|
|Automotive Cyber Security||To be announced|
|Cyber Security Individual Project||To be announced|
Try a free taster course
Basics of Network Security
Learn flexibly and pay as you go
You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way.