Master of Science in Cyber Security

Overview

The Master of Science in Cyber Security programme aims to equip you with a comprehensive framework of the latest practice and techniques in cyber security systems development and operations. The programme is specifically designed to develop the capabilities and skills of professionals to tackle growing industry needs. Through this course you will be geared up for a professional career in cyber security.

You will gain a practical understanding of issues surrounding the design, analysis and implementation of modern secure IT systems in an industry context. In addition, you will discover how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and the impact this technology has on organisations.

Upon graduation from this course, some of the outcomes would be:

  • Gaining an appreciation of commercial and open source cyber security equipment, software and services
  • Be equipped with the skills to analyse the legal, social, ethical and professional issues
10 Months Part Time
Ranked 5th in London for Computer Science and Information Systems*

*(based on The Guardian - The Best UK Universities 2021)

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Accredited

Programme Structure

Designed to accommodate and complement the busy commitments of today’s global managers and professionals, this 10 months part-time MSc programme comprises of 6 modules plus a dissertation which are delivered on a modular basis.

Syllabus

Covers areas such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption, principles of cryptanalysis as well as the application of cryptographic techniques to authentication and identity management.

Introduce you to security operations and assurance of systems, networks, data and user identities, which is an essential aspect of organization and information systems.

Introduce you to network and systems security. 

Introduced to the concepts, principles and techniques needed for effective project management.

Explore the skills needed to understand, and work in, the complex multi-sourced environment that supports business change.

Prepare to carry out master’s-level applied research in computing, with a focus on cyber security and learn to use appropriate research methodologies and tools to support your research ideas and develop your writing skills.

Have the opportunity to carry out an original piece of research, adding to existing knowledge and demonstrating an ability to select, define and focus on a cyber security topic at an appropriate level.

Assessment

This is a coursework based program with certain modules having a combination of coursework and examination.

Delivery Structure

Each module spans over 2 consecutive weekends per month and includes a comprehensive coverage of 34 hours of face-to-face lectures that is complemented with online course support, additional readings and resource materials.

FriSat-SunMon - ThuFriSat-Sun
7pm to
10pm
9am to
5pm
Revision
Break
7pm to
10pm
9am to
5pm

Doctor of Engineering

  • More than 10 years of academic programme supervision and lecturing experience
  • Experienced Head of School (Business) for renowned private universities
  • Previously possessed a professional career which culminated in being a manager for several companies

Master’s in Internet Security Management
• Cofounder of Phishnow, Singapore (Phishing Simulation)
• 10 years of experience specialising in the areas of Cybersecurity and infrastructure
• Experienced Head of Cybersecurity & Infrastructure for NTUC Link and NTUC Enterprise

Master of Technology, Telecommunications
• Director at Secure Knowledge LLP
• Over 20 years of industry experience in information technology across Europe and Asia
• Highly interactive and innovative Consultant, whose work in mainly based on his over 20 years’ experience running his security consulting firm
• Extensive experience in digital forensic investigation, antiforensic, penetration testing, mobile forensics and network security

Master’s in Internet Security and Management
• Founder of Infinity Forensics, Singapore
• Highly innovative trainer, with extensive experiences in computer security, data recovery, digital forensic investigation, anti-forensic and cyber war
• Accredited as a specialist in the successful investigation and prosecution of fraudsters from the dark and underworld of Internet
• Contributed extensively to helping numerous governments and private organisations face IT risks and provide security recommendations

Career

As demand for cyber security professionals continues to surge, securing the right professional credential and postgraduate qualification will prepare you for a rewarding and satisfying career where digital data is constantly under attack. Cyber security roles can be found across all companies and sectors, from government agencies to telco, banks, retailers, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Non-Profit Organisations (NGOs).

Start exploring some of these exciting cyber careers (not limited to the ones mentioned):

  • Security Specialist
  • Incident Responder
  • Security Administrator
  • Vulnerability Assessor
  • Cryptographer & Blockchain
  • IT Security Manager
MSc Cyber Security Class Profile of 2020/21

Degree Awarded

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Master of Science In Cyber Security degree by the University of West London.

The Degree awarded will be the same as that awarded on-campus.

Admission Criteria

Candidates are expected to contribute to the class learning experience and participation. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and ability to add value to the interactions between peers and faculty.

At least 21 years old with a business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing content or;

Mature candidates (at least 30 years old and 8 years of work experience) with equivalent professional qualifications or a relevant HND with demostrated relevant work experience may be considered.

Minimum of 6.5 IELTS overall with no less than 5.5 in any band, or equivalent (applicable only for graduates from non-English programmes).

Commencement Date

Next intake: September 2021

Fees

Please download the brochure or enquire at 8358 8088 for more information.

What Does Our Students Say About Us?

"The course challenged me to think in a different way and helped me to develop a holistic approach to the industry I work in. After finishing my course, I was promoted to Head of Global Security Operations and now I am moving to an even bigger company with a broader role."
Mr. Luca Fioravanti, SVP
Head of Group Corporate Security, UniCredit
European financial Banking Group

Enquiries

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 8358 8088.

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