This course will train you to become a cyber security expert, ready to take on the growing security challenges faced by enterprise, industry and government in this complex community. Why study MSc Cyber Security and Human Factors at BU?
- Learn to assess risk, anticipate and manage security incidents; develop and assess security procedures and policies to meet the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide
- Access to cyber security and digital forensics laboratories with state-of-the-art simulation and analytical systems relevant to intrusion detection, incident management, forensic analysis and system penetration testing, where you can see where cyber attacks are happening all over the world, and how they are being stopped at BU
- Acquire the skills to be ahead of the game and an become an expert on how to protect information, assets, knowledge and intellect
- Gain an understanding of the psychology of cyber security and human factors by investigating threats, vulnerabilities and impact risk, by acknowledging the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt and the importance of trust management and information assurance
- Benefit from a work placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand work experience and apply the learning that you have acquired
- Draw on our academics' expert knowledge, their research and recent developments in cyber security to gain awareness of current challenges and how to overcome them.
Core units: Cyber Security; Human Factors; Cyberpsychology; Research Methods & Professional Issues; Individual Masters Project. Option units (choose two): Accessibility & Assistive Technologies; Blockchain & Digital Futures; Security Information & Event Management; Security by Design.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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