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MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security

Abertay University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Dundee
16,000 GBP
September 2021

Dundee
16,000 GBP
September 2022

Dundee
16,000 GBP
September 2023

Program description

MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security

Provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre - part of GCHQ - this Masters degree develops the skills and mind set needed to tackle the growing threat of computer hackers. Computer security is a growing concern for organisations of all sizes. This Masters will put you in the ideal position to pursue a successful and often lucrative career. It’s not unusual for the salaries of graduates from this programme to start at £35,000-£40,000. The industry is currently experiencing a major skills gap and global demand for ethical hackers is expected to rise to six million by 2019.

We’re the only university in the UK to offer a Masters programme in ethical hacking. We want to change the way you view cyber security to adopt an offensive approach. The best way to beat a hacker is to be able to think like one!

Aimed at Computing/IT graduates, our MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security covers a wide range of subjects, including penetration testing, digital forensics, information security management, Malware analysis, port scanning, buffer overflows and password cracking. Our research-active teaching staff are at the forefront of new developments, allowing the programme to evolve to cover the latest techniques and guidelines.

Admission requirements

Applicants who do not cover the appropriate subjects during their degree will be considered if they have relevant industry experience. This would normally be a minimum of two years’ experience of working in the area of software development or networking in either a promoted post or with a significant level of responsibility.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Computer Security
  • Digital Forensics 3
  • Information and Network Security Management
  • Engineering Resilient Systems 1
  • Ethical Hacking 4
  • Research Methods (1)
  • Masters Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Scottish & EU Students :£5,500
  • English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students £7,500
  • International Students £16,000

Qualification

Award Title: MSc

Career opportunities

There’s an emerging job market for ethical hackers as companies become increasingly aware of security risks. Some large organisations employ security testers and others use contractors to audit their systems. Graduates can also set up their own companies offering ethical hacking services.

Graduates from this programme will also be able to use their existing knowledge of programming, databases, networks or web development to find employment in these fields, with a deep understanding of security issues.

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Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...


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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom

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www.abertay.ac.uk

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