College of Engineering and Technology

University of Derby

Cyber Security

The speed with which the internet and information sharing have developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. As a result, individuals with proven information security knowledge are now in high demand. This course bridges the gap and helps to meet the growing need for suitably qualified information technology security professionals. You will develop your knowledge and understanding so that you can create a secure and effective information infrastructure for any organisation. As well as covering established techniques, you will explore new and innovative practices underpinned by the very latest research. You will learn about both the managerial and technical elements of information security and enterprise level security, including risk management and compliance, and you will concentrate on issues such as securing networks and system penetration testing.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (2.2 or above); or equivalent qualifications / experience in a computing discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English should have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: Advanced security protocols; enterprise security management; industrial; research practice; securing networks; security (attacks and countermeasures); studying at Master's level and research methods; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a mixture of coursework and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 695 per Module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,260 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 695 per Module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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