Abertay University

Abertay University

Ethical Hacking and Computer Security

Ethical hacking is the process of evaluating the security of a computer system by simulating an attack by a malicious hacker. This course is designed to teach students how to think like a hacker, providing them with a deep understanding of security issues and concerns.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in area of computing, comprising significant component of software development or networking; where appropriate subjects not covered applicants considered with relevant industry experience, normally minimum 2 years in software development or networking. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent (CEFR: C1).

Course modules

Modules include: biometrics and identity; computer security; digital forensics; ethical hacking; group project; informatics; Master's project in ethical hacking; penetration testing; research methods and proposal.

Assessment methods

The Master's stage culminates the study with an approved research project for the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of fees-only PSAS places are available to those who meet the eligibility criteria of the Postgraduate Student Allowances Scheme of the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Abertay campus Dundee DD1 1HG Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01382 308080