What will I learn?

Overview

Our Cyber Security and Data Analytics MSc is aimed at providing students with key skills to respond to imminent and emerging cyber-threats faced by today’s digitalised world.

We are increasingly surrounded by high tech systems like cloud computing, smart and wearable devices, mobile network technologies, and artificial intelligence, all of which enable us to keep connected and carry out our daily activities with great ease. That's why this programme has been designed to master the use of Data Analytics in Cyber Security.

You will be provided with the principles of deep learning and neural networks for cyber-threat mitigation, advanced encryption methods to protect data privacy and digital forensics to investigate cyber-attacks. The core aim of our cyber security master's degree is to develop the employment skills which are essential to Security Operational Centres, Antivirus Software Companies, Artificial Intelligent Start-ups, e-commerce companies, and governmental organisations.

You will be given the opportunity to participate in major technology projects within the Institute for Digital Technologies. Optional industrial internship opportunities will also help to bring you up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills required in the sector. If you are interested in advancing your skills in data analytics based cyber defence to support existing organisations or the building of your own, then this programme is right for you.

Why you should study this degree

You will learn tools and skills which are highly sought after by the job market in the interface of artificial intelligence, data science and cyber security; You will become an expert in deep learning and neural networks to mitigate cyber threats; You will study the enabling technologies such as Internet of Things and cloud systems and learn how they contribute to data analytics in mitigating the advanced cyber threats; You will develop key digital competencies and skills necessary for the job market.

How you'll be assessed

You will complete a combination of written and practical assessments, which will vary depending on the module choices you make. You can expect to complete coursework and exams, as well as presentations, projects and reports.

Your development

Loughborough University London prides itself on the high calibre of graduates it produces, and provides great opportunities for you to develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of careers-focused activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s programme. Opportunities include group projects set by a real businesses and organisations, company site visits and organisation-based dissertation opportunities.

Your future career

The careers and employability support on offer at Loughborough University London has been carefully designed to give you the best possible chance of securing your dream role.

You can expect to enter senior roles in a wide range of digital sectors and other businesses that rely on the Internet and cloud technologies, including but not limited to: finance, communications, marketing, commerce, as well as government organisations and other sectors handling large volumes of sensitive and personal data.

Which department am I in?

Institute for Digital Technologies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,500.00 (26,52,653) per year
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022

Venue

Loughborough University London

3 Lesney Avenue, the Broadcast Centre,

Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,

London,

E20 3BS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelor degree with minimum GPA score of 2.8 out of 4.0. The standard University IELTS English language requirements is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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