Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Cyber Security and Human Factors

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and still evolving community that presents enterprise, industry and governments with on-going security management challenges, as it grows on an exponential scale. Bournemouth University's MSc in Cyber Security & Human Factors has been developed in response to the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide. Graduates from this course will be equipped with technical know-how to protect and prevent, and the ability to assess risk and manage incidents. On this course, you'll gain an understanding of the psychology of cyber security by investigating threat, vulnerabilities and impact risk, the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt, managing human factors in security, trust management and information assurance.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's Honours degree, 2.2 or above or equivalent. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will need IELTS 6.0 (academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Cyber Psychology - Cyber Security - Human Factors - Information Assurance - Research Methods & Professional Issues - Individual Masters Project. Option units. You'll choose one of the following: Enterprise Digital Forensics - Security Event & Incident Management - Security by Design. Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may change from year to year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,875 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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