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Course summary

The main goal of this course is to prepare professionally trained graduates for industry. It has been designed to offer graduates the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of cyber security as a discipline. The focus within this programme on the principles, technologies and practices of cyber security helps you to gain the appropriate skills for future PhD studies and research careers as well as to become competent practitioners. The programme comprises particular developments in security with a firm base in academic research and also offers the opportunity for you to study selected topics in advanced computer science. Included in the programme is the opportunity to enhance industry relevant skills with study in ISO27001 Lead Implementer and Ethical Hacking. These skill areas were highlighted by past alumni and industry practitioners for inclusion in the programme. Therefore, you have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in: Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer; and CEH v8 Ethical Hacking. This programme meets a continued growing demand for specialists in this area by offering a way for individuals in current employment with relevant industry experience as well as recent graduates to study and enhance and develop their skills. The MSc Cyber Security programme will therefore draw graduates wishing to enhance their undergraduate studies in computing with advanced study of security to equip them for senior positions with responsibility for the IT technical and management based security of an organisation. In addition, the programme encourages those with relevant industry skills to specialise in cyber security or refine and develop their existing expertise. Professional Accreditation This course is accredited by the British Computer Society It is also provisionally certified by GCHQ Our ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training is Certified by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB)

Assessment method

The programme includes innovative and active learning methods. Throughout your programme, we make use of case studies so that you can apply your theoretical understanding to real-world issues. In this way, abstract concepts are brought to life through practical activities. We also use methods associated with the “flipped classroom” where content is outside the classroom leaving more time and space for activities and active learning within tutorial and lecture sessions.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree (or above) in a relevant discipline from an approved degree awarding body; candidates who do not meet this requirement but have extensive industrial experience in a related area are considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9230 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9230 Whole course
Scotland £9230 Whole course
Wales £9230 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9230 Whole course
EU £23028 Whole course
International £23028 Whole course
Channel Islands £23028 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Cyber Security at University of Bradford - UCAS