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MSc Cyber Security

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

msc-cyber-security

Next enrollment cycle

July 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,041

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
In today’s always connected environment, it is important for organisations to implement robust cyber defences capable of mitigating an increasing range of cyber attacks.
  • Our MSc Cyber Security, delivered 100% online and part-time, will introduce you to the key concepts, tools, guidelines and approaches used to protect an organisation’s online environment. The course goes beyond technical competencies to consider managerial and psychological concerns, while simultaneously developing essential skills such as teamwork, risk assessment and decision making.

This conversion course starts with an overview of the fundamental aspects of cyber security, highlighting the trends and developments in this field. In later modules, you will explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of network security and information security governance principles
  • An inter-disciplinary perspective involving psychology that considers the human factor in cyber security challenges
  • Traditional and contemporary Software Development Life Cycle models and how they are affected by risk management considerations
  • Towards the end of your studies, you will consider a topic of interest within the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge and produce an individual project on that topic.
  • Following a successful advisory visit, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, will undertake a full accreditation visit in the 2021/22 academic year, to consider programmes for accreditation towards Chartered IT Professional.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2022
  • October 2022
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • As part of the application process, you will be asked to take a short aptitude test which is designed to test your ability to handle the intellectual and practical demands of the course. Please note that we will consider your performance in the aptitude test as part of your overall application, so if you don’t pass the test you may still be accepted onto the course. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.

Academic entry route

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Cyber Security, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.

Work experience entry route

  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Cyber Security, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The MSc Cyber Security is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Launching into Cyber Security (20 credits)
  • Network and Information Security Management (20 credits)
  • Information Risk Management (10 credits)
  • Secure Software Development (10 credits)
  • The Human Factor (10 credits)
  • Secure Systems Architecture (10 credits)
  • Principles of Digital Forensics and Cyber Law (20 credits)
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • MSc Cyber Security Project (60 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

2021-22 Full course fee**: £11,570 

Full payment discount 

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students 

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