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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to work as a computing security professional.
  • Explore a range of cutting-edge systems, tools and techniques.
  • Appreciate the role information security has in an organisation and how it can be implemented and managed.
  • Attain useful certification for your career by undertaking the BSI ISO 27001 Lead Auditor exam
This course is ideal if you are already working on an IT environment, or wish to specialise in information security. You'll learn through academic teaching, industry input and practical skills development — and prepare for a range of exciting IT roles. Accredited by: National Cyber Security Centre This course is fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course combines a sound theoretical grounding with useful practical work. Industry input is central to the course, as is self-reflection and professional development. You learn through:
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • problem-solving activities
  • practical projects
  • team work
  • reports
  • demonstrations
  • discussions
  • presentations
  • structured walk-throughs
  • phase tests
This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar. Applied learning Learning and teaching involves lectures, seminars and practical tutorial sessions in small groups. You will learn about complex networks, systems and applications. This will help you to develop practical experience and expand on the effective and appropriate communication skills required to be a security professional. The four main focuses of the course are information security management, ethical hacking, system hardening and computer forensics. Networking opportunities Due to our strong ties with industry we regularly have guest speakers. Recent speakers have included industry professionals from Mozilla, South Yorkshire Police, RSA and Blackberry. In 2014 Sheffield Hallam University hosted the North of England's first Ethical Hacking Conference, which is now an annual event. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in:
  • strategy and policy
  • information technology
  • forensics (computer, mobile and network analyst)
  • computer security incident response (CSIRT)
  • disaster recovery
  • incident and risk management
  • business continuity
  • secure coding
  • software design and development
  • applications development
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:
  • HSBC
  • Citrix
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Dissertation ( Cyber And Networks) Hacking Techniques And Countermeasures Information Security Concepts And Principles Information Security Management Network Security Research Principles And Practice Standard Based Security Audit And Assessment Web-Based Applications And E-Commerce Security Elective modules Computer Forensics, Investigation And Response Systems And Application Security

Assessment method

Coursework


Entry requirements

You need: a good level of general education with good analytical skills; an ambition to develop to a high level in the area of information security; a degree 2.2 or above in computing or a closely-related discipline. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. We will consider your application if you cannot meet the above criteria but have at least one year-s direct work experience in information security or a closely related discipline. You can apply for prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit for the course if it is appropriate. We consider any professional certification of a suitable level and other criteria related to your application. In some cases we may ask you to take an entrance exam. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Computing/MSc-Cyber-Security/Full-time/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Cyber Security at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS