Computer Science for Cyber Security at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security course will equip you with the advanced technical skills needed to produce modern secure systems. The course builds on knowledge gained from your first degree. It is for recent graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry. Our teaching staff have a wide range of expertise. We put an emphasis on live projects, alongside group work modelled on industry standard working patterns. You will use industry standard tools in our security, server and networking laboratories. These labs provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques. The UK government has highlighted cyber threats as one of the four main threats to the UK. There is an increasing need to protect people, business and data from malicious attacks. Individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design and build secure software and systems are in demand. We are proud to announce that this course has been awarded full GCHQ certification, the gold standard for courses in Cyber Security.

Assessment method

We use a range of teaching methods, including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • ibrary and internet research
  • practical design and experimentation.
Our teaching staff are experienced academic staff and practitioners in the field of Computer Science and Cyber Security. Visiting speakers from business and industry help to maintain relevance to the evolution of the industry.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second class bachelor's degree in a computer-related subject. If your first degree is not in computing but you have worked in the computing industry you can also be considered. If you have no experience or degree in a computing related discipline then you should consider our MSc in Computing Science. You would normally be proficient at programming in C++/Java or similar.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component

If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4350 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4350 Year 1
Scotland £4350 Year 1
Wales £4350 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Computer Science for Cyber Security at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS