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University of Salford

Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics

This course will provide you with an in-depth specialism in the fields of cyber security, cyber threat intelligence and digital forensics. You will gain advanced knowledge of penetration testing, cyber forensics, malware reverse engineering and software vulnerability. You will gain practical skills in all major areas of cyber security, including: penetration testing, digital forensics, cyber warfare and threat intelligence. You will also learn how to apply your skills in analysis, testing and maintenance of software systems or enterprise networks, from a cyber security perspective.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto this course, you must have a minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or another related computing discipline, with knowledge of programming and networking.

We also welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Course modules

  • Cyber Forensics and Malware Investigation
  • Information Security in Practice
  • Penetration Testing and Exploit Development
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Project

Assessment methods

Exam, coursework and project.

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


For up-to-date fees, visit the University of Salford's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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