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Cyber Security (Taught)

University of the West of Scotland
Paisley
English
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Program description

This highly-specialist programme is designed for graduates who want to gain knowledge and skills in advanced topics in data and network security to combat 21st century cyber threats. It focuses on developing your practical and hands-on skills to pursue a career in the growing market of cyber security.

Taught in our purpose built laboratories, the modules that you will take cover computer systems and network security, cyber attacks and defence, intrusion detection and prevention, data security, and network monitoring. These are built on a strong foundation of knowledge in computer networks, both wired and wireless, using industry standard systems. You will undertake an individual project as part of your Master degree which allows you to carry out a substantive work based project on a topic of your interest either in the University or, where possible, in a company.

Teaching is through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. You will be assessed using a variety of methods which include examination, coursework and dissertation. These ensure that you have gained the core skills, hands-on experience and soft skills that are required by industry.

The market size of global cyber security is growing rapidly. Upon graduating you can expect to find roles such as system administrators and managers, network designers, cyber security consultant, cloud computing architect, data centre manager, and data security analyst.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

On 1st August 2007, the University of Paisley and Bell College merged to create Scotland’s biggest modern university with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley: the University of the West of Scotland. With over 18,000 students and almost 2,000...


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