MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice (full-time)

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MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice (full-time)
Provided by Northumbria University London Campus
Explore a career in cyber security and gain valuable work experience with MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice.
Encapsulating all of the key modular content from our Cyber Security Technology programme, our advanced practice alternative offers you a valuable opportunity to complete a 15 week work placement and work on a real organisational issue or project to gain further employability skills.
The modular content is designed with both practical and theoretical skills aligned, combining Digital Leadership, Information Governance, Cyber Security, Cloud and Big Data Security, and Computer Network Security to develop your understanding of core specialisms essential for a cyber security expert. 
The programme has been designed closely with the input of industry partners, allowing you to gain sought-after business skills required by employers. 

Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment and ensuring continued access to learning.

As a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and resulting social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online learning activities. We continue to be guided by the Government to ensure our campus is Covid-secure. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

NU’s legal disclaimer:

All information is accurate at the time of sharing. Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with restrictions, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

Key facts 
Develop integral skills that are highly sought-after in industry 
Combine theoretical and practical learning to gain skills in a growing industry 
Gain valuable work experience
Demonstrate your skills with emerging technologies such as the cloud and big data
Also available as a part-time programme
Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for the QA Professional Pathways programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills with one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
Just minutes from Liverpool Street station, our London campus is situated in a social and economic hub with direct transport links to keep you connected. 
Surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafes, our modern campus thrives in the heart of London’s financial district, providing a hive of networking and work experience opportunities.
What will I study?
The modular content includes:
- Computer Networks and Security
- Computer Security
- Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences, and 
- Research Methods for professional practice
You will also explore Computing and Digital Technologies alongside your 15-week placement, in which you will complete an Engineering and Environment module. 
This experience gives you the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired during the taught part of your programme and to gain new skills and knowledge in an alternative learning environment, allowing you to deepen your understanding and enhance employability in your specialist field.   
How will I be assessed? 
Teaching on this programme is delivered through workshops, tutorials, workshops, directed study, discussion forums, practice and self-study. 
Your total study hours are expected to be 42 hours per week. This includes 10-12 hours of lectures and seminars as well as expected self-study of 30-32 hours.
The programme is 100% coursework based.
Course information
Level of study: Postgraduate
Fee: Intake 19/20 £9,990 (UK/EU)
Entry requirements: Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent 
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 16-24 months
Assessment methods: Coursework only
Scholarship or bursaries: Available
Student finance: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: January, May, September (No fixed start date)
Location/Delivery: 110 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7HT
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