Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Cyber Security

The overall aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. It's strength lies in its multidisciplinary nature, merging expertise from across Lancaster's faculties to educate the next generation of security specialists. The technical modules within the degree offer the skills and knowledge required to enable students to obtain the industrially recognised professional qualifications of certified information systems security professional (CISSP), certified ethical hacker (CEH) and computer hacking forensic investigator (CHFI).

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in computing or a closely related discipline. Relevant industry experience may be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Information system security management; information system penetration and countermeasures; information system forensic investigation; information system risk management; cybercrime; introduction to law for cyber security specialists; network and system security; security and conflict in the digital age; a research or industrially focused dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,497 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,497 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,497 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,497 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593795