Cyber SecurityOrmskirk Campus
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Rank: 62 (TCUG)
Location: Ormskirk Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/01/01
Intl fees: £13000
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Edge Hill University evaluation:
14.0 : 1
Computer sciences and IT evaluation:
Cybercrime threats are growing as the economy increasingly depends on the Internet, such as through cloud computing, electronic communication and e-commerce, with estimates showing that they cost the UK up to £27 billion annually.
In addition, surveys from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show a significant shortage of information security professionals and a lack of security awareness, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), indicating an urgent need for student education, the provision of up-to-date educational resources, industry training and the embedding of good practice.
This MSc in Cyber Security addresses these requirements by increasing relevant knowledge and skills in line with the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, while also addressing the national skills shortage in information security.
You will develop an understanding of current issues in information security and cyber security, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of a variety of techniques for strategically managing IT, both as a resource and for analysing and controlling security risks.
To join this MSc, students should have a degree equivalent to UK 2nd Class Honours, comprising 50% or more of content in a computing-related discipline. Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.
IELTS: 6.5 (no lower than 6.0 in each)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Edge Hill University, Computer forensics and cyber security .
About this university
Students travel from around the world to study at the university and this means there is plenty of help and advice on hand for them. This starts with country-specific information about application and acceptance as well as information about immigration and visas. There is also support for students once they are in Lancashire with the International Department on hand for matters such as living and working in the UK while studying and travelling around the country. There are also British Culture programs on offer as well as English language for those wanting to enhance their English skills. The Student Union is the representative of students within the university and responsible for organising the clubs and societies for outside the classroom activities. It also operates a nightclub and bar as well as the annual Sports Awards, Fresherâ€™s Ball and other annual events. There are also advice and support services for daily life available for students. There are some 70 different sports and societies on offer including sports such as football, rugby, swimming and golf as well as student run media opportunities, volunteer and charity work and much more. There is also the facility for students to get together with others and start their own club or society if they find a shared interest that doesnâ€™t already have one. The university has its own not-for-profit record label operated by a former senior lecturer and bassist Carl Hunter. Called The Label Recordings, it offers placement for students as well as opportunities for bands and musicians to get their music to a wider audience.