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What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

Networked computers run our world. From homes to hospitals, airports to banks and all stops in between, everything is connected – but these systems are susceptible to infiltration and attack. On our MSc Cyber Security course, you’ll gain the expertise to become part of the defence.

By learning to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security on this masters, you’ll develop the skills and confidence to succeed in a wide range of cyber security roles. This could include security designer, ethical hacker, and digital forensics officer.

Starting with the fundamentals, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different levels of computer and network security. You’ll then explore both the technical aspects and the logistics of planning and implementing network security management. And how to investigate systems after a breach.

You will also complete a masters project. While you’ll have plenty of support along the way, it’s a solo research project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace.

We aim to train you to become a specialist in a field with opportunities in virtually every sector – with everything that means for your future career prospects.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The advanced skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc course can take you into cyber security roles across a range of industries, in both the public and private sectors. You could apply for jobs like information security specialist, software engineer for information security, ethical hacker, security designer or security tester, to name a few.

Your masters could also provide a foundation for further studies. For example, going on to study a PhD.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computing and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,466) per year
This is a fixed fee

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Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Manchester Campus

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

Greater Manchester,

M15 6BH, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,466) per year
This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Manchester Campus

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

Greater Manchester,

M15 6BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

4 Year Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution, subject to obtaining a minimum CGPA. IELTS (Academic) - 6.5, with no component below 5.5, TOEFL IBT - Overall score: 89 with no individual test score below: Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

For international students

You’ll need a UK Honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a computing-related subject with knowledge of programming and computing networks. We might also consider your application if you have a different kind of computing qualification, together with substantial experience in a computing-focused role. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. TOEFL IBT: Overall score: 89 With no individual test score below: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing : 17.

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

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2020).

  • One of the UK’s largest universities with 34,000+ students
  • GBP 400 million in ongoing investment
  • Industry links with global companies