Information Security and Privacy with placement
This programme addresses the key security issues that are faced by global communications and information systems. The programme provides a mix of business context with core security, trust and privacy issues that challenge the IT sector. As well as studying themes such as trust and identity and forensic investigation, security techniques and network and cyber security, the programme provides an understanding of the e-Commerce and business environment. This combined business/security approach provides valuable training for interacting with organisations, and understanding their business functions in a deeper context. Using case based analysis the programme also gives you the opportunity to learn about forensic approaches to investigation across multiple platforms. On a practical level, you have the opportunity to gain external accreditation for use of market leading forensic software, as taught in our dedicated network security lab. The School is one of only five universities in the UK to offer training in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool used by more than 85 percent of police forces and all major forensic laboratories in the UK and Ireland. Full time students may choose to apply for a paid 7-10 month professional work placement to be undertaken on completion of Spring semester and before completing the MSc programme with a 60 credit dissertation. Whilst students are responsible for finding their own placements, the School works alongside professional placement consultants to give advice on applying for placements, to keep you informed of a variety of opportunities, and to ensure that you receive constant support and guidance throughout the whole process.
Applicants should hold a 2nd Class Honours degree in computer science, computing or a cognate subject. Graduates of other disciplines will demonstrate awareness of the broad scope of information systems and their context.Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Sandwich including industrial placement||£ 7,560 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Sandwich including industrial placement||£ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cathays Park Campus||Cardiff||CF10 3AT||Wales|
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