University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

IT Cyber Security

The Masters in IT Cyber Security is a specialist version of the MSc (Information Technology), intended for students without a computing science background. It is an intensive, practically oriented programme focusing on Cyber Security tools and techniques, which students apply to a significant Cyber Security development project. **Contact: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The School of Computing Science is ranked 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019). The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education. The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat. During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry. You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme. You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** Modes of delivery of the MSc in IT Cyber Security include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. **Core courses** - Cryptography and secure development - Cyber security fundamentals - Cyber security forensics - Database theory and applications - Enterprise cyber security - Human-centred security - Programming - Safety critical systems - Software project management - Systems and networks - Group project Please note the availability of optional courses is dependent on staff availability and timetabling constraints. If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract: www.gla.ac.uk/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** Graduates of this programme have gone on to work in sectors such as banking and insurance, software houses, chemical or electronics industries.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree of equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) in a subject other than computing science. If you hold a Computing Science degree then please consider the MSc Information Security.

Course modules

Modes of delivery of the MSc in IT Cyber Security include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. Core courses: Cryptography and secure development Cyber security fundamentals Cyber security forensics Database theory and applications Enterprise cyber security Human-centred security Programming Safety critical systems Software project management Systems and networks Group project If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Group project

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 20,150 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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