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Abertay University: Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security

Institution Abertay University View institution profile
Department School of Design and Informatics
Web https://www.abertay.ac.uk/
Email sro@abertay.ac.uk
Telephone 01382 308080
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Summary

Provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre - part of GCHQ - this Masters degree develops the skills and mind set needed to tackle the growing threat of computer hackers. Computer security is a growing concern for organisations of all sizes. This Masters will put you in the ideal position to pursue a successful and often lucrative career. It’s not unusual for the salaries of graduates from this programme to start at £35,000-£40,000. The industry is currently experiencing a major skills gap and global demand for ethical hackers.

We’re the only university in the UK to offer a Masters programme in ethical hacking. We want to change the way you view cyber security to adopt an offensive approach. The best way to beat a hacker is to be able to think like one!

Aimed at Computing/IT graduates, our MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security covers a wide range of subjects, including penetration testing, digital forensics, information security management, Malware analysis, port scanning, buffer overflows and password cracking. Our research-active teaching staff are at the forefront of new developments, allowing the programme to evolve to cover the latest techniques and guidelines.

There are two modes of studying this degree. Full-time, on-campus over one year or, part-time distance learning over two years.

Full-time on campus students completing the degree in one year: The academic year consists of three terms with the masters project module completed in term 3.

Part-time distance learning students completing the degree in two years: Year 1 consists of two terms and Year 2 of three terms with the master project module completed in the final term.

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Abertay University

 

The University
Abertay University is based in the heart of beautiful Dundee on Scotland’s east coast. We pride ourselves on a range of postgraduate courses aimed at preparing you for the industries and jobs of the modern world.

Our postgraduate taught programmes specialise in artificial intelligencebusinesscyber securitycomputer gamescounselling and engineering. We were the first university in the world to launch computer games and ethical hacking programmes, and we are ranked top 10 in the world for postgraduate computer games programmes by the prestigious Princeton Review. The city of Dundee, …

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