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MSc Cyber Security with Professional Practice

Please note this course is currently only open to INTERNATIONAL applicants

MSc Cyber Security with Professional Placement offers a unique opportunity for international students to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

The placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the dissertation; and will usually be 4 months in duration from May/June to September.

You’ll be responsible for securing your own work placement and will be supported by the University from job application to the interview. Although the placement is not guaranteed, the University maintains links with a wide network of organisations who offer placement opportunities. Placements may be paid or unpaid

The exponential increase in mobile devices, converged applications and Cloud technologies, initiatives such as Bring your Own Device (BYOD) / Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) and the advent of digital information technologies, has increased the proliferation of threats in our vibrant and active cyber-physical-natural environment diluting further its perimeter. Our cyberspace is constantly increasing its size almost linearly to its value recognising Cyber Security as a global response to the challenges posed by constantly evolving systems which are harder to secure. The MSc Cyber Security seeks to address the increasing demand for Cyber Security related domains in both academic, vocational qualifications and projection for an increased shortage of Cyber Security professionals in the industry. The course has been designed by a team of leading experts, researchers and trainers in the field and gives the opportunity to the students to be exposed to cutting-edge technologies, tools and techniques in cyber exploitation and defence.

Students also have full access to a dedicated Virtual Security Operations Centre (VSoC) established in close collaboration with the industry in a blended programme that amalgamates Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and technical skills required by Cyber Security Professionals. The MSc Cyber security is one of the few courses in the UK to internally host such a platform available to students as part of their course and personal development in the field of Information security.