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MSc

IT Security

Duration
1 Year
Start
January 2023
Delivery
Campus Taught

As we increase our use of communication technology and information-based applications, we need to respond to more threats from illegal or unwanted activities. Our MSc in IT Security will develop your computing skills in the theory and practice of computer security.

Why study with us

  • You’ll investigate current trends and research which’ll help you to develop a systematic approach to security policy and planning.
  • You’ll plan, carry out and evaluate a substantial IT Security related project where you’ll practice and develop your self-management, communication, critical evaluation and technical skills.
  • To enhance your work experience, we’ll help you with an industrial placement or industry-based project, which’ll also extend your study time.
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What you'll do

  • On this course you’ll learn about the tools and procedures used to identify computer security weaknesses to help prevent the loss of sensitive computer data.
  • You’ll develop the necessary skills to become an IT security problem-solver to meet the growing demand for specialists in this area.
  • You’ll develop transferable skills in evaluation of ideas and concepts, effective communication, synthesis of ideas and become a reflective practitioner.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.

60%Face-to-face
40%Online

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

With an MSc in IT Security there’s a range of careers in systems management and computer security that you can pursue. 

Fees and Funding

2022/23
UK
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year
2023/24
UK
Full-time£8,400 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£15,500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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