The world's online security depends on you. Step up to the plate with this fascinating Master's course, taught by experts at one of the world's leading cyber security hubs.
You'll be analytical, technical and a modern-day codebreaker. Cyber security is a challenge that will not go away, affecting companies, individuals and even governments. You could be:
A recent graduate – possibly a maths or engineering graduate with good programming skills, or you might be a good developer but have little knowledge of cyber security.
Already working in industry – experienced in technical software development, and looking to upskill and enhance your professional development.
An international student looking to study a UK master's degree, to meet the global need for cyber security skills.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This innovative programme is at the forefront of technical advances in cutting-edge cyber security topics such as cryptography, computer forensics, malware, networking, software development, as well as investigating the increasingly important legal and ethical issues in cyber security.
This is an applied course, which mixes theoretical skills with practical work in the lab to give you hands-on experience.
Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.
Applied Cyber Security highlights
The demand for certified cyber security professionals is currently growing at over 12 times the rate of the overall job market.
•Fully certified by GCHQ/NCSC
World Class Facilities
•The syllabus, teaching materials and labs are informed by the world-class research being undertaken at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast. In addition to GCHQ/NCSC Master's certification, CSIT itself is also certified as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by GCHQ/NCSC.
Learning and Teaching
The whole course is hands-on. You don't just get talked at. You learn in a sandbox environment when you can experiment and make mistakes, enabling you to put your new skills into practice in hands-on cyber challenges.
You'll meet our researchers and discuss how they apply the cutting edge research being developed here to cyber security technologies. Many of our students undertake their research project as a summer placement working at leading cyber security companies. Or you can choose to do a year instead, if you opt for the two-year course.