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Cyber Security Management (with 60 credit project)

Course Aims

The programme aims to enable participants to develop an applied understanding of issues relevant to cyber security and to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline. Participants will be able to apply their knowledge of cyber risk and communicate this to a variety of audiences of both technical and non-technical backgrounds. The course will enable participants to develop specialist knowledge and skills in techniques and methods necessary for the investigation and response to cyber-attacks and incidents and gain in-depth knowledge of the process of managing cyber-consultancy projects. The process of developing and spreading cyber-awareness across organisations is fundamental to the discipline, this is highlighted throughout the programme. Participants will gain a practical working experience of applying technical controls and protocols such as cryptographic solutions to address specific information assurance requirements. Cyber professionals often need to demonstrate a working knowledge of both offensive and defensive cyber security techniques; this is highlighted within the course.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • an applied understanding of issues relevant to the discipline of cyber security and to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline
  • an applied knowledge and understanding of cyber risk and associated legal obligations with regards to cyber security and be able to communicate relevant information in a manner that suits the needs of the audience whilst maintaining the integrity of the message
  • in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques necessary to be able to investigate and respond effectively to current and potential future cyber-attacks and incidents, in line with the requirements of the organisation
  • mastery in managing cyber security consultancy projects demonstrating an excellent awareness of good practice and an ability to communicate effectively across an organisation
  • the ability to create and effectively spread awareness of cyber risks, good practice, and the cyber policy, upwards and downwards across the organisation
  • the ability to apply technical controls and protocols such as cryptographic solutions to address specific information assurance requirements
  • an advanced applied knowledge of offensive and defensive cyber security and a comprehensive understanding of secure system design
  • the ability to conduct a comprehensive cyber security research project and critically interpret results and write an extended scientific report demonstrating research skills
  • the ability to critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in cyber security demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship

Module Requirements for Cyber Security Management

Candidates for the MSc will be required to take 180 credits, including:

  • 90 credits core
  • 15 credits required
  • 15 credits optional
  • 60 credit project

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma will be required to take 120 credits, including:

  • 90 credits core
  • 15 credits required
  • 15 credits optional

Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate will be required to pass 60 credits from the PgCert core list

Candidates for the Postgraduate Award will be required to pass 30 credits from the PGA core list

Definition of terms:

  • Core: students must pass the module (50% or above)
  • Optional core: students must take the stated proportion of modules from this list and must achieve a pass (50% or above).
  • Required: students must achieve mark of 40% or above on the module
  • Defined Elective: students must take the stated proportion of modules from this limited list
  • Optional (elective) modules: students may take any remaining credits from this list after satisfying the list requirements outlined above
  • Students are still required to achieve the stated amount of passed credits and credits failed in the 40s for award as per General PGT Regulations page

 

Course regulations are written as the basis on which awards can be made. They are not written to make any guarantee of which optional modules may be available in any location in a specific academic year.

 

21/22: Cyber Security Management – UK Full Time and Part Time Programmes

MSc/PgDip List

PgCert List

PGA List

Module Code

Module Name

Credit

Project

n/a

n/a

ES9U9-60

MSc Project

60

Core

PgCert Core

PGA Core

WM9C2-15

Proactive Cyber Defence

15

PgCert Core

PGA Core

WM9C4-15

Managing Cyber Risk, Audit and Compliance

15

PgCert Core

n/a

WM9C1-15

Digital Forensic Investigation

15

n/a

n/a

WM9C3-15

Penetration Testing

15

n/a

n/a

WM9B9-15

Cyber Security Consultancy

15

PgCert Core

n/a

WM9C5-15

Management of Cryptosystems

15

Required

n/a

n/a

WM999-15

Study, Professional & Analytical Skills

15

Optional

n/a

n/a

WM931-15

Data Science & Machine Learning

15

n/a

n/a

WM9B6-15

Cloud Native Computing

15

n/a

n/a

WM956-15

Enterprise eCommerce Solutions

15

n/a

n/a

WM908-15

Programming and Fundamental Algorithms

15

 

Students may apply to the Programme Management for exemptions from specific modules, and, if granted, must select an alternative appropriate elective module to comply with the module requirements for the course. Modules listed under other WMG modular master’s degree regulations may be available to candidates for these awards as a replacement for those listed above, subject to approval by the Director of Studies.