Cyber Security MSc - The University of Derby

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Cyber Security MSc 

Take our online Cyber Security MSc and become part of the next generation of leading IT security professionals, fully equipped to respond rapidly to risks and problems. The subject is a regular hot topic in the news today on a global scale and online protection has never been more relevant.

This online Cyber Security MSc programme has been developed to teach you the very latest in information protection techniques, all delivered by academics at the leading edge of research into system penetration and intrusion analysis. As an online student, you will be able to draw on the extensive industrial links of our academic staff and share knowledge of best practice with fellow students all whilst navigating your course materials in our virtual learning environment.

Course dates: 3 intakes a year - January / May / September 
Duration: 3 years part time 

 Meet The Accelerating Demand for Professionals with Information Security Expertise
The speed with which the internet and information sharing has developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. Our online MSc Cyber Security is designed to help bridge this gap and meet the accelerating demand for professionals with proven information security expertise. Kill chains, zero-day attacks, ransomware, alert fatigue and budgetary constraints are just a few of the challenges that cyber security professionals face. Cyber security experts need a stronger understanding of these topics and many others, to be able to confront those challenges more effectively.

Create Secure Information Infrastructures
This course focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding of Information Infrastructures so that you are fully equipped to apply these skills to any organisation. You will build your understanding of the managerial and technical elements of information security, as well as enterprise level security using innovative techniques developed through latest research at the cutting edge of Cyber Security.

Understand the Legalities of Cyber Security
Develop your understanding of accountability in computer systems and the legalities behind Cyber Security. You will be introduced to the key concepts for human dimensions of cyber security, leading to an understanding of research practice in designing and running scientific studies.

Achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters award
The online MSc Cyber Security programme comprises three progressive stages; Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert), Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) and Masters (MSc):

You will be required to achieve 60 credits to complete each award within the programme, totalling to 180 credits to achieve the Masters:

You will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Cyber Security if you pass the module Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods and two other core modules (60 Credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security can be obtained upon passing all the 6 core modules (120 credits).

A Master of Science in Cyber Security can be obtained upon passing all the 6 core modules and upon passing a triple independent study module worth 60 credits (180 credits).

We would encourage you to complete the full MSc, but if you prefer, you can still gain an exit award at each stage: a PG Cert or a PG Dip.

You can also study the MSc Cyber Security full-time or part-time on campus.



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