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Master of Science in Cyber Security University of Plymouth University of Plymouth, UK

Intake Jan 2024

Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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GBP 18000

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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90

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Cyber security is essential for all organisations, with hacking, malicious code and social engineering ever present threats to data. This programme provides holistic coverage of cyber security, from governance and policy, to cryptography, penetration testing and digital forensics. Grounded in core computer science, the programme develops the knowledge and skills to design, develop and manage secure systems to produce highly employable cyber security professionals.

Being very applied in nature, you will spend a significant proportion of your time in our Security and Forensics Laboratory putting theory in practice whilst working alongside world-leading academics.

Key Features

  • Refreshed and updated curriculum for 2020/21, reflecting the changes to the cyber security industry, including a brand new Cyber Physical Systems Security module.
  • Benefit from world-leading research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, conducting research within the Centre for Cyber Security, Communications and Network Research.
  • Strong alignment of learning to industry recognised certifications, such as AccessData Forensic Examiner (ACE), and EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
  • A significant focus upon practical laboratories using state-of-the-art security and forensic facilities.
  • Active Computer and Information Security Society (CISS) provide opportunities for networking, problem solving, speakers from industry as well as a valuable source of contacts.
  • Benefit from the courses extensive links with major professional bodies and societies such as the BCS, ISACA, IFIPTechnical Committee 11 and the Chartered Institute of Information Security.
  • Take the opportunity to make career inroads through strong industrial links with major organisations such as Kaspersky, Microsoft, IBM, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and various UK government departments.
  • Build on the foundation which this programme offers and take the opportunity to progress onto a research degree at MPhil or PhD level.
  • The University has been awarded Academic Partner status by the Chartered Institute of Information Security, in recognition of the significant base of security-related expertise within the institution. This link encourages and enables a dialogue between academia and the wider community of security practitioners.
  • Be confident studying a degree accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT* (accreditation pending)
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score
    90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year

    18000

    Tuition Fee
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     Free

    Application Fee
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    12000 Per year

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