Cyber Security at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

Technology and computer systems are becoming ever more integrated with our day-to-day lives and protection of the data and information they contain is paramount. With many organisations and businesses now considering the defence of online information a critical business issue, there’s an increased focus and demand on the role of cyber security. Our Cyber Security MSc was developed in collaboration with The Cyber Technology Institute’s (CTI) Industrial Advisory Group, compromising Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK and Rolls-Royce. It has been designed to prepares graduates for real challenges faced by cyber-security specialists and meet the industry’s changing needs. You will study a diverse range of modules, including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Malware Analysis, Penetration Testing and Incident Response, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector. In your final block of teaching, you will have the opportunity to carry out a Postgraduate Project with the support of your academic supervisor. This self-managed, in-depth study will enable you to showcase your skills and knowledge and tailor them to your own area of interest. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge required to kick start your career in the cyber security sector. We expect graduates to find employment as cyber security specialists within law enforcement, government, commercial IT departments and security consultancies. Previous graduates have gone on to work for cyber security specialist organisations including Capgemini. Key features

  • Learn from experts from DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute (CTI), which has been named an ‘Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security’. Boasting an international reputation in computer security and digital forensics, its research influences the approach taken by the UK government and leading organisations. Computer Science research at DMU is among the most frequently cited in the world, so you can be sure you’re learning from the best.
  • Benefit from our specialist Cyber Security laboratories which are among the best equipped facilities of this type in the UK. Developed in consultation with leaders in the industry, they are designed to meet the highest forensics and security standards and are fitted with customised PCs configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives.
  • Study on a course which is assessed 100% by coursework, where you will take part in group and individual assessments, written essays, presentations, projects and reports, all with a strong emphasis on real-world problems.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement* where you can build industry contacts and gain experience in your area of interest. Previous Cyber Security students have undertaken placements with McAfee, as well as local and national consultancy and accounting firms.
  • Get hands-on experience and meet like-minded peers by joining DMU’s Hacking Society. It has more than 150 members who meet weekly to share skills such as web application hacking, binary exploitation and reverse engineering and enter competitions.
  • Our new £6.5m Digital Tech Learning Hub, due for completion in 2024, will combine state-of-the-art facilities with a fresh approach to teaching and investment in industry-standard technology, placing DMU at the forefront of digital education.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. A strong emphasis is given to real-world problems. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, projects and laboratory-based assessments. You will be taught and supported by experts in cyber security including staff from DMU's Cyber Security Centre, as well as professionals from Deloitte UK. The time allocated to study is around 30 hours per week, carried out in block teaching.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

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Cyber Security at De Montfort University - UCAS