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Buckinghamshire New University: Cyber Security

Institution Buckinghamshire New University
Department School of Business and Law
Telephone 0330 123 2023
Study type Taught


Our Masters in Cyber Security provides the perfect opportunity to delve deeper into security technologies, trends and polices to help you expand your skills and knowledge in this exciting and fast-paced sector.

Our MSc in Cyber Security will help you develop a deep understanding of how to analyse and protect variant system’s application against threats and risks, putting you at a competitive advantage when applying for any cyber security roles.

Why study this subject? If you are a graduate, manager or IT specialist looking to develop your technical and leadership skills and expand your knowledge in specialised industrial, governmental, educational and organisational cyber security, then a masters in Cyber Security is the perfect fit for you.

This programme also provides the opportunity for IT business specialists to evolve their strategic and technical understanding of cyber security solutions in a consultancy and management context.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We believe it is important for you to stay in the loop with the latest industry guidance and this programme has been created following guidance from the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG), a group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), as well as Institute of Information Security Professionals and Information Security Skills Framework (IISP) ensuring that you are learning and developing the most in-demand skills and knowledge.

You will have access to modern technical tools through your time studying with us. These will allow you to evolve your understanding in various areas of cyber security, including; network and software security, artificial intelligent systems security, cloud computing systems security and mobile systems security. Management skills in business continuity and disaster recovery, cyber security assurance and risk management and research techniques are examples of some of the key skills you will be able to refine during the duration of the year long programme.

We are very excited and proud to have a partnership with Amazon for running Amazon AWS Academy at BNU, helping you gain industry standard knowledge and skills and further enhance your career prospects.

Facilities We make sure we keep the University’s computing facilities well maintained and equipped. We have a range of large labs, most filled with dual-screen, dual boot (Windows and Linux) systems. Latest industry standard software is also included on devices to allow you to develop your skills to what is needed in the workplace.

What will I study? Our MSc in Cyber Security runs across one year and will help you to develop the technical and business skills cyber security organisations are looking for.

You will study topics ranging from mobile and information systems security management, cloud security, business continuity and AI based security systems.

Having such a diverse selection of subjects and opportunities allows you to: - obtain the relevant certifications to enhance your employability profile

  • understand clearance requirements

  • develop professional relationships and demonstrate an interest in the cyber security industry

  • build a portfolio

  • seek opportunities to demonstrate your expertise by co-presenting at industry conferences and completing relevant projects

  • join an association to help you stay abreast of industry trends

How I will be taught and assessed? Our supportive academics are experienced industry professionals and will facilitate problem-based learning via case-studies and classroom-based exercises throughout the course.

The majority of the assessment comes from coursework or team projects appropriate to the module, often involving essay or report writing, artefact construction or portfolio construction. Some modules will also make use of individual and group project presentations, as well as in class time-constrained tests and formal examinations.


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