Technology is transforming society in all sorts of ways; from the way that assembly lines are controlled to the way we socialize, we depend on computer systems. Increasingly that dependency means that we are vulnerable to cyber attacks which, if successful, could undermine our national institutions and critical infrastructures, steal our personal data or gain access to private exchanges. It is estimated that by 2019, companies and public sector organisations will need 6 million security professionals. At present, it is predicted that only 4.5 million will have the right qualifications. The industry needs skilled, confident cyber security professionals who can help protect new and existing technologies. This MSc seeks to address the cyber skills gap, providing you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues. Practical and technically focused, it's ideal for graduates of computing based degrees and related disciplines who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in this area. You'll study complex, mission critical systems and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. You will graduate well-prepared for rewarding roles within this field of work.
We normally require an honours degree at 2:2 or above in a computing based degree or a similar technical discipline. It is essential to have a good knowledge of programming. We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements, but who have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications. You are also required to complete a personal statement for the January entry to this programme. Please read the Personal Statement guidance carefully: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/postgraduate-applications/personal-statement and make sure that you answer the questions on the Postgraduate Application form within the Personal Statement tabs, keeping to the advised word count.
Fees and funding
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