Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Join the fight against malicious programs and cybercrime on our Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc. We will give you the skills you need to become a cyber security and digital forensics professional - intercepting, collecting, analysing and reporting the events in cyberspace and digital media. Put yourself on the cyber security front line with Staffordshire University. We have specialised computer laboratories, isolated from university networks, to give you vital experience in the most current security threats - and more importantly, how to protect against and neutralise them. With us, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the theories, principles, practices and technologies of cyber security and digital forensics. Our research-driven and industry-connected academic staff also aim to enrich you in the different ethical and lawful issues, to make you readily employable after graduation. Our course is focused around recent advances and developments as well as employer-needs and covers the notion of software weaponisation, and the tools and technologies in discovering the cybercrime.

Entry requirements

MSc: An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent). If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

Course modules

Our course will provide you with not only a thorough understanding of the tool and techniques involved in cyber security and digital forensics, but the opportunity to specialise in certain branches in each stage of the course. Modules will give you a rounded knowledge of cyber security, cybercrime analysis, penetration testing, mobile forensics, and digital forensics, ready for you to complete your final dissertation. The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of cyber security you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge, and provide you with a springboard to launch yourself into a cyber security career.

Assessment methods

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding - and learn how to improve for the real thing. You'll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

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