Gain the specialist skills and techniques required to mitigate the increasing threat of cyberattacks through our focused master’s degree.
Mode of Study
11 Jan 2022
About the Programme
Achieving a high level of cyber security is one of the greatest challenges of modern society, and there is a significant skills shortage in this field. This programme will develop your technical and problem-solving skills to tackle the broad range of cyber security challenges that modern organisations face.
You will learn how to research, design and implement robust cyber security measures while developing your theoretical understanding of the discipline. Throughout the programme you will create a professional development plan and produce an e-portfolio to demonstrate your understanding and experience across the topics you study.
You will have access to an online development environment to practice and refine your new technical skills, which also contains all of the technologies and software you will need for the course – inclusive within your tuition fee.
What is cyber security?
As the world becomes more reliant on technology and the internet, so too do cyber criminals find new ways to target our businesses, our identities and our finances. Cyber security is the first line of defence against these offenders, with cyber security measures set up to protect networks, equipment and online accounts from all kinds of damaging online threats.
A number of different fields make up cyber security, including things like data security and technology security, and with those fields come plenty of career opportunities to discover. Getting the right training to take on cyber criminality is the first step to embarking on a financially rewarding and ever-changing role in cyber security.
- Global Trends in Computer Science (15 credits)
- Security Engineering and Compliance (15 credits)
- Applied Cryptography (15 credits)
- Cyber Crime Prevention and Protection (15 credits)
- Cyber Forensics (15 credits)
- Security Risk Management (15 credits)
- Elective module: choose from
- Deep Learning (15 credits)
- Machine Learning in Practice (15 credits)
- Multi-Agent Systems (15 credits)
- Natural Language Processing and Understanding (15 credits)
- Reasoning and Intelligent Systems (15 credits)
- Robotics (15 credits)
- Research Methods in Computer Science (15 credits)
- Computer Science Capstone Project (60 credits)
- A degree in computer science or a closely related subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ relevant IT professional experience; or
- Professional work experience in IT or a related field and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- MSc: £15,300 These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
- School or college transcripts/certificates
- University transcripts and certified translations if applicable
- Degree certificates
- Evidence of English language proficiency (EU and international applicants only)
- Personal statement
- One reference (on letter headed paper, signed and dated)
- An up-to-date CV.
You may be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts:
- Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out the scholarship offered in your region, please make an enquiry now.
- 10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni
- 5% discount for up-front full tuition fee payment
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