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Cyber Security MSc
Cyber Security MSc

Cyber Security MSc

  • ID:RGU440255
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,950.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,950.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£55,148.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Computing or related subject such as Electronics and Information Systems.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

The MSc Cyber Security degree is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre and will equip you for an exciting career in this fast-paced and ever-changing field. You’ll learn how to design and maintain secure information systems and networks, and you will gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, protect and minimise cyber security threats and incidents.

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities which will ensure you are proficient in the use of modern equipment, principles, techniques, tools and methodologies for the design, implementation, maintenance and recovery of secure networks and information systems.

You will understand legal requirements and current standards around information security, satisfying the demands of industry and IT providers for well-rounded computing practitioners who are experts in their holistic understanding of security issues.

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Stage 1, Semester 1

  •   CMM516,   Network Switching and Routing

  •   CMM517,   Information Security Management

  •   CMM518,   Security Testing

  •   CMM541,   Machine Learning for Cyber Security

Stage 1, Semester 2

  •   CMM507,   Professional Development and Research Skills

  •   CMM519,   Incident Management And Forensics

  •   CMM523,   Database and Web Security

  •   CMM528,   Network Security

Stage 1, Semester 3

  •   CMM512,   MSc Project Investigation

  •   CMM513,   MSc Project

  •   CMM514,   Industrial Internship

  •   CMM538,   Short Industrial Placement

  •   CMM512,   MSc Project Investigation

  •   CMM540,   Workplace Project Investigation

Stage 1, Semester 1

  •   CMM516,   Network Switching and Routing

  •   CMM517,   Information Security Management

Stage 1, Semester 2,

  •   CMM523,   Database and Web Security,

  •   CMM528,   Network Security,

  • Stage 1, Semester 3,

  •   CMM518,   Security Testing,

  •   CMM541,   Machine Learning for Cyber Security,

Stage 1, Semester 5,

  •   CMM507,   Professional Development and Research Skills,

  •   CMM519,   Incident Management And Forensics,

Stage 1, Semester 6,

  •   CMM512,   MSc Project Investigation,

  •   CMM513,   MSc Project,

  •   CMM538,   Short Industrial Placement,

  •   CMM512,   MSc Project Investigation,

  •   CMM540,   Workplace Project Investigation,

Stage 1, Semester 7,

  •   CMM513,   MSc Project,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The course prepares you for a career in cyber security. Job roles include: IT Security Engineer, Digital Forensics Analyst, Network Manager, IT Security Auditor, IT Risk Specialist and E-business Security Analyst. The course also prepares students for research careers by providing the skills necessary of an effective researcher. Suitable MSc graduates may continue to PhD programmes within the school.

Aberdeen is home to many multinational oil and gas companies and associated suppliers such as mainstream software houses, IT providers to major oil-related companies, specialist software consultancies, and venture capital start-ups, so graduates can seek employment locally. RGU is also involved in a number of commercial collaborations on a local, national and international scale with organisations such as BP, British Geological Survey, Wood Group PSN, Accenture, WIPRO and many Aberdeen-based software development companies, and you may benefit from the university’s links with some of these companies when it comes to securing employment.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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