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Cybersecurity, Threat Intelligence and ForensicsMain Site
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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Degree: PG Diploma
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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University of Salford has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Data security breaches are on the rise, but you can become part of the solution. With this specialised postgraduate degree, you can enhance your existing computing knowledge, and develop applied skills ready to build a career in the exciting and in-demand cyber security and intelligence field.Available with full and part-time study routes, this BCS-accredited course provides learners with specialist cyber security knowledge, and a hands-on skillset, ready to fight cyber-crime. Start dates are available each January and September.During your studies, you will learn about attack (red team) and defence (blue team) strategies. You will consider established attack surfaces (networking, social engineering) and modern issues (IoT, Cloud). You will also examine trade-offs between security and availability, and between privacy and audit.The University of Salford is a leading regional study centre for computer science - and a great place for you to further your cyber security journey. We are excited to be part of the GM Cyber Foundry, the Greater Manchester city region's blueprint to be a global leader in cyber and digital research and intelligence.
International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual element below 5.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Salford, Computer forensics and cyber security. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
Students from around 100 countries come to Salford to study and there is plenty of application information available via the website. There is also plenty of help and advice on hand including English language courses for those to whom the language isnâ€™t native. There is advice on matters such as immigration and visas, getting a bank account, accessing health services and working between studies. There is also various clubs and societies on offer of interest to international students as well as the chance to try something new. The Students Union is based on Peel Park campus and offers representation for students, a range of advice services as well as running the sports clubs and interest societies for its members. It also operates a bar and shops on the campus. There are some 80 different sports teams and activities most of which make use of the Sports Centre and take part in the BUCS leagues as well as annual events against the neighbouring University of Manchester. there is also a Give a Sport a Go program to help people try something different and work on their health and fitness as well as fitness activities as diverse as belly dancing and circus skills! Other societies and clubs cover a range of interests from academic to arts and international as well as performing arts, political subjects and religious groups. In the volunteering area, there is the Community Actions Teams initiative that gets students involved in programs around the larger community while the Enterprise initiative helps students gain skills that will make them more attractive to employers once they finish their studies.