We work hard to provide a rich environment for cyber security education and a key part of that is our collaboration with industry.
Preparation for a career in cyber security is at the heart of Lancaster’s MSc. We have worked with a wide range of organisations to provide our students with insight and experience of real-world cyber security. Throughout their course our students have contact with representatives from industry through group projects on live data, company talks and skills workshops.
Our students can conclude their studies with a 3-month placement project on-site with an external organisation. Placement projects generally attract a stipend of £3,000 and provide the commercial experience to enable our graduates to stand out from the crowd. Within our programme, we also place emphasis on helping students develop the soft skills that will enable them to make the most of careers opportunities. In addition to our industry seminars, we work closely with students to help them present themselves to potential employers most effectively.