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City, University of London: Cyber Security

Institution City, University of London View institution profile
Department Department of Computer Science View department profile
Web https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students
Email smcsepg@city.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7040 0248
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is designed for graduate students and IT/ICT professionals who want to prepare for a successful career in computer, network and information security. It will help you to develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security.

This Masters programme will particularly suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject, such as computer science or business computing. It will also suit graduates who have completed a numerate subject with a significant computing component, such as applied mathematics, engineering or physics.

Objectives The Cyber Security MSc aims to help you:

  • Specialise in advanced aspects of cyber security (including cryptography and network security) and information security management and security audits

  • Investigate penetration-testing techniques using Metasploit

  • Engage with researchers to develop your scientific knowledge and skills

  • Explore and specialise in the socio-technical aspects of security, cybercrime and digital forensics

  • Critically evaluate the technical, social and management dimensions of computing systems and technologies from a security perspective

  • Gain tangible experience that extends across all the security specific core modules

  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed as a professional in computer science.

  • The course features real-life scenarios and a cyber-security challenge to provide you with hands-on experience in testing and analysing computing systems:

  • Semester 1 - become an ethical hacker. Your challenge: to identify flaws in a computer system by breaking its crypto components and retrieving sensitive information from an e-commerce company.

  • Semester 2 - become an investigator. Your challenge: to analyse network traffic, logs and detect attacks in a company's network. You must trace hackers and bring them to justice with concrete proof and reporting.

MSc

City, University of London
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering


The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering  is a diverse, inclusive and multidisciplinary centre of study and research, located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. The School is immensely proud of its record educating thousands of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduates and postgraduates, while making valuable research advances. These three disciplines are vital for progression in technology and to the overall prosperity of our nation. Today the school is home to over 1,900 undergraduate students, 600 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students, 40 research …

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