The Masters degree in Advanced Security and Cybercrime focuses on extending your knowledge into leading-edge issues related to network and computer security technologies and processes, both generally and with a particular focus on the growing threats from cybercrime. The course blends hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, utilizing a range of remotely accessible resources to allow access to specialised computer configurations.
These remote systems allow you to engage with the practical activities of the course from home or work. We also have well-equipped labs, which you can use if you wish to attend the campus.
This course is designed for professionals already employed in the area of computing who wish to develop their skills into the areas of computer security and cybercrime. It allows employees to gain significant course credits by applying knowledge and skills gained from this course to their own company’s procedures and systems. Your knowledge is further enhanced via a number of taught modules, which are available on a distance-learning basis.
Some credits are derived from your employment activities, so you must be already employed in a company which allows you to demonstrate your developing course knowledge. Please discuss your current employment with the course leader before applying to ensure your role is suitable for the course.
Subjects included in the taught modules include:
- Host-Based Forensics
- Network Security
- Security Audit & Compliance
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in a Computing discipline and 2 years relevant work experience in order to be eligible for this programme.
We may also consider lesser qualified applications if you have 5 years of sufficient work experience within the industry.
Applicants with no qualifications but have 7 years of sufficient work experience may also be considered for this course.
Additionally, please note that since significant credits in the course are based on employment-based activities, you must already be employed in an area relating to networking or security which would allow you to apply course knowledge in an aspect of your employment, and also have the support of your employer.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses.
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