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.
The MSc Applied Cyber Security with Professional Internship is a two-year programme. The first year comprises taught modules and a research project. The second year comprises an internship of 9-12 months in industry in a cyber security related role. To progress to an internship in the second year students must secure an internship before the end of the first year. Students must also pass all modules before beginning an internship.
Applicants should be aware that students must be proactive in applying to appropriate companies to have the best chance of securing an internship. Internships are not offered by the university. This is a competitive recruitment exercise outside the control of the university, and not all students will be successful. Students who are unable to secure an internship will transfer to the 1-year MSc Applied Cyber Security and graduate after one year.
Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.
Applied Cyber Security with Professional Internship highlights
Our MSc is one of an elite number of UK master's degrees in cyber security to achieve GCHQ/NCSC Certification.
•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.