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MSc Cyber Security Engineering (CSE)

Enabling the good whilst preventing the bad

Designed for

CSE is designed for Computer Science, Informatics, IT or other STEM graduates, looking to become a cyber security professional, or take a leading technical role in an organisation critically dependent upon data and information communication.


What will this course provide?

Cyber security is not simply about protecting the internet. As our world becomes ever more dependent upon digital systems, our vehicles, infrastructure, industrial controls, finances, and medical devices all exist within the cyber domain.

Studying Cyber Security with us will deepen your cyberspace knowledge, so you’ll understand the nature of this evolving cyber environment, and how to protect and enhance the human experience within it.

This MSc focuses on the technical aspects of cyber security and how these may be implemented in a multidisciplinary way. Throughout the course the practical applications of topics are emphasised, as well as developing your abstract and analytical skills.

Through studying Cyber Security at Warwick, you will gain unparalleled exposure to industry. All taught modules contain valuable input from industry experts who, through case studies and guest lectures, contribute to the design and delivery of material and make for a very rich learning environment.


GCHQ Certification

GCHQ, the UK government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, identified the shortage of cyber professionals as a concern that needed to be addressed. Part of their strategy was to identify cyber security master's courses that would "... help prospective students make better informed decisions when looking for a highly valued cyber security qualification".

At the University of Warwick, we specifically designed MSc Cyber Security Engineering to meet GCHQ's demanding requirements. MSc Cyber Security Engineering received provisional certification by GCHQ in 2015.

If you are an EU or international student, you should value GCHQ certification, just as much as any UK student. The content of the course is internationally applicable.


Course modules

CSE currently comprises eight compulsory 15-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. For 2018 entry, additional modules may be added.

Security Architectures and Network Defence  Cyber Intelligence and Operations
Cryptosystems and Data Protection  Cyber-Physical Systems
Information Risk Management and Governance 

Enterprise Cyber Security 

Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting

Digital Forensics 

The curriculum is divided in eight taught modules and the project. Each module is taught in a one week blocks. Typically these are spaced approximately three weeks apart. It is during this time between modules that you will complete assessed assignments.

The individual project commences in February. By June it will fully occupy your study time with taught modules typically finished in May.

The number of taught modules and the weighting of the project in MSc Cyber Security Engineering is different from most other programmes in the WMG taught Master's portfolio.


Teaching style

Tutors adopt their own distinctive style within their taught weeks. Most modules are taught by more than one tutor, which, together with the wide range of guest speakers, gives real breadth of insight into any topic. The external input is especially evident in the Enterprise Cyber Security module where colleagues from IBM make a substantial contribution to the week's activities.


After you graduate

Graduates can expect rapid career progression in within a wide range of organisations relating to cyber security in a range of roles.



Contact us

If you have questions about this course, you can contact the Admissions Office: wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Start Date:
1st October 2018

Duration:
One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
EU: £13,440

Application
Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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