Cyber Security MSc
The overall aim of this MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. It takes advantage of Lancaster having recently been awarded the highly prestigious status of an EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and combines advanced technical skills with disciplines such as Economics, Risk Management, Psychology and Social Science. Its strength and uniqueness lies in its multidisciplinary nature, merging expertise from across Lancaster’s faculties to educate the next generation of security specialists.
The technical modules within the degree offer the skills and knowledge required to enable students to obtain the industrially recognised professional qualifications of CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator).
Core modules: Information System Security ManagementInformation System Penetration and CountermeasuresInformation System Forensic InvestigationInformation System Risk ManagementCybercrimeIntroduction to Law for Cyber Security SpecialistsNetwork and System SecuritySecurity and Conflict in the Digital AgeA Research or Industrially Focused Dissertation
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies: Professor Awais Rashid.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24/36 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Computing or a closely related discipline. Relevant industry experience may be considered.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Duration: Full time 1 Year(s)
Department: Computing and Communications (School of)
Phone: +44 (0)1524-510311
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