Staffordshire University

Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)
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Rank: 75 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2022/01/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £14500

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Join the fight against malicious programs and cybercrime on our Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc. We will give you the skills you need to become a cyber security and digital forensics professional intercepting, collecting, analysing and reporting the events in cyberspace and digital media.Put yourself on the cyber security front line with Staffordshire University. We have specialised computer laboratories, isolated from university networks, to give you vital experience in the most current security threats - and more importantly, how to protect against and neutralise them.With us, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the theories, principles, practices and technologies of cyber security and digital forensics. Our research-driven and industry-connected academic staff also aim to enrich you in the different ethical and lawful issues, to make you readily employable after graduation.Our course is focused around recent advances and developments as well as employer-needs and covers the notion of software weaponisation, and the tools and technologies in discovering the cybercrime. If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip).On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science (Cyber Security)


Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent). If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Staffordshire University, Computer science .

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International students

International students can make the International Student Support team their first point of call when arriving in the UK. They offer a specialist service for those from outside the UK that includes an immigration advice service and help with applying for entry clearance to the country as well as an extended visa. There is the Welcome Team who offer help when students first arrive as well as sorting matters such as getting a bank account, accessing health care and even bringing a family to the country while studying. There are English language resources to help those to whom it isn’t a native language as well as range of social activities and other events to enjoy their time and learn more about the UK. The student unions is on hand to help students with a range of advice and guidance across various issues that may affect them during their time at university. They offer representation to their members as well as both academic and non-academic advice on a range of topics, all confidentially. Among the services offered by the students union at the university are almost 100 clubs and societies to occupy time outside the classroom. These range from popular sports such as football and rugby to fitness activities such as kayaking or even cheerleading. All sports take part in the BUCS leagues against other colleges and universities.

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