MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice (full-time)

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MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice (full-time)
Provided by Northumbria University London Campus
Gain valuable work experience to take your cyber security career to the next level with MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice. 
Providing you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices, our advanced practice programme provides the opportunity to enhance your learning and develop your employability.
Perfect for those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in a related subject, our programme allows you to gain sought-after practical skills with either a 12-15 week internship or research placement, in a thriving capital city. 
In light of Covid-19, start dates may vary and this course may initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Please check our website for the most up to date information regarding intakes and delivery.
Key facts 
Develop key skills which are highly in demand by employers and gain valuable practical experience 
Enhance your ability to handle and minimise security threats and incidents
Understand information governance and assurance
Northumbria University is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) by the National Cyber Security Centre
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
Our campus is right next door to London’s popular Liverpool Street station, connecting you to transport links across the country, 
Perfectly centralised in the busy financial district, our campus is surrounded by businesses, social clubs, gyms, restaurants, shops and cafes - providing a hub of social activities and endless career opportunities. 
What will I study?
Covering areas such as:
- Information Governance and Security
- Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security 
- Network Security 
Our course teaches you how to professionally, systematically and critically understand information governance and assurance along with technology risk management practices. 
You will be introduced to key theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security in a fast-moving environment, investigating new approaches, processes and solutions to real world scenarios. 
The course will develop and enhance your ability to handle security incidents as well as identifying and reduce security threats.
How will I be assessed? 
Teaching hours on this programme will total between 12-13 hours and will be delivered through tutorials, lectures and practical work. You will also be expected to self-study, the suggested hours for this are 29 hours per week.
You will be assessed using a mix of coursework and exams. Assessment methods include exams, reports, presentations, individual, group and project work.
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 from a recognised university in a related subject
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 16-24 months
Assessment methods: Coursework and exams
Scholarship or bursaries: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: January, May, September (No fixed start date)
Location/Delivery: 110 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7HT
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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.



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