Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London

Cyber Security and Big Data

You will have the opportunity to engage with the very latest cyber security principles, practices, tools, and techniques through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time. This programme will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges in cyber security faced by industry and society, and will help you to develop the necessary skills to address those challenges in the most effective way. This programme will enable you to build knowledge and develop expertise in network security in cryptography and through action-based learning to provide you with employment skills essential to the cyber security industries and related businesses, e-commerce, and governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related degree preferably with industrial experience from a UK university, or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (reading, listening, writing and speaking) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Collaborative project; internet of things and applications; individual project, dissertation, business plan or placement; network security; applied cryptography; mobile networks and clouds; second subject module.
Optional modules include: Fundamentals of multimedia signals and processing; media processing and coding; internet and communication networks; introduction to programming and MatLab.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed primarily by exams and also include a combination of group exercises, presentations and time-constrained coursework and assignments with varying levels of weighting depending on the nature of each module.

Sponsorship information

Loughborough University London offers a range of five scholarships to students. Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to study a postgraduate programme with us and benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities. Our Scholarships and Bursaries have been created to celebrate academic excellence, support ambition and reward meaningful contributions to local communities. Our Scholarships and Bursaries for 2016 Entry; please note applications for Scholarships close on 31st July 2016: • East London Community Scholarship: open to any student meeting the Loughborough University in London degree programme entrance criteria who obtained their GCSE's or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from within The Growth Boroughs - Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. These scholarships provide students with up to100% off the full cost of tuition fees. • Dean's Award for Enterprise: Competitive scholarship based on a one-page submission of your business idea. Applicants that are shortlisted will be asked to complete a short video interview and the award will be given at the discretion of the Dean, with the support of the Senior Leadership Team. • Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship awards high achieving UK, EU and International students. • Alumni Bursary: The Alumni Bursary offers graduates from Loughborough University 20% towards the full cost of their tuition fees, regardless of their programme or nationality. • 1909 Excellence Award: £1,909 off tuition fees for students who wish to study a programme from the Institute for Digital Technologies, the Institute for Design Innovation or the Institute for Sport Business AND have made a significant contribution to their University during their studies OR have at least two years or relevant, professional work experience OR have a plan to create a new business after graduation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Campus Hackney E15 2GP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Research Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496