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University of the West of Scotland: Cyber Security

Institution University of the West of Scotland
Department Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Telephone 0800 027 1000
Study type Taught


This highly-specialist programme is designed for graduates who want to gain knowledge and skills in advanced topics in data and network security to combat 21st century cyber threats. It focuses on developing your practical and hands-on skills to pursue a career in the growing market of cyber security.

Taught in our purpose built laboratories, the modules that you will take cover computer systems and network security, cyber attacks and defence, intrusion detection and prevention, data security, and network monitoring. These are built on a strong foundation of knowledge in computer networks, both wired and wireless, using industry standard systems. You will undertake an individual project as part of your Master degree which allows you to carry out a substantive work based project on a topic of your interest either in the University or, where possible, in a company.

Teaching is through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. You will be assessed using a variety of methods which include examination, coursework and dissertation. These ensure that you have gained the core skills, hands-on experience and soft skills that are required by industry.

The market size of global cyber security is growing rapidly. Upon graduating you can expect to find roles such as system administrators and managers, network designers, cyber security consultant, cloud computing architect, data centre manager, and data security analyst.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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