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Cyber Security and Management (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H1S2
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 3 years
  • Department of Study
  • WMG
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Become a strategic thinker on Cyber Security and Management MSc. Be part of the internationally renowned Warwick Manufacturing Group where, with expert guidance, you will learn to understand the threat, manage resources, implement solutions and effectively communicate these to senior decision makers.

This course has a pathway certified by GCHQ.


Cyber Security and Management is designed for graduates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. Over the course of the year, you’ll develop a clear understanding of the cyber threat landscape and how a cyber incident may evolve. You will cover the key technologies required to defend and protect organisational information infrastructures from threats and attacks, and will learn how to manage and limit the impact an attack can have on a business. You will focus on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation: understanding the threat, managing resources, implementing solutions, and effectively communicating these to senior decision-makers, in order to support the strategic growth of a business. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.


Core Modules

  • Security Architectures and Network Defence
  • Cryptosystems and Data Protection
  • Information Risk Management and Governance
  • Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting
  • Digital Forensics

Optional Modules

Alongside core cyber modules, you'll have the opportunity to study technical cyber security modules and/or business and management modules so you can tailor your course to suit your career. Four elective modules should be chosen from the list below:

  • Globalisation and Outsourcing
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Leadership
  • Cyber Security for Virtualisation Systems^
  • Enterprise Cyber Security^
  • Cyber Intelligence and Operations^
  • Cyber-physical Systems^

^ For the GCHQ certified pathway, CSVS and ECS, and either CIO or CPS are required.


Teaching

This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.

For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, lab work, syndicate exercises, simulations, and case studies. Each module is delivered intensively over one full week or two half weeks, and classes are deliberately kept small to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of assessed written work which should take around 60 hours to complete. Most modules also have some in-module assessed work.

For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.


Minimum requirements Mid 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in IT, Computer Science, or a related subject. Also open to students without an IT degree, but with demonstrable interest in the field

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

^For the GCHQ certified pathway, CSVS and ECS, and either CIO or CPS are required

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

The WMG Excellence Scholarship is a merit-based award open to offer-holders across all full-time WMG programmes. Over 50 scholarships ranging from 25% to 50% tuition fee discount will be awarded for 2020 entry.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from Cyber Security in WMG have gone on to work for a variety of employers including: Accenture, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, Ministry of Defence, HP, Cisco, and Tata Consulting Services. They have pursued roles such as: Cyber Security Consultant, Information Security Analyst, Technology Analyst, IT Security & Governance Officer, Security Project Manager, Network Consulting Engineer, IT Risk and Resilience Manager, Senior Investigation Officer.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Options in Engineering sector event
  • Careers for experienced hires
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Careers in project management

To apply for this course, visit our How to Apply page for the Department. We provide tips and specific requirements for your Statement of Purpose.

You will also be able to access the Application Form from there.

We will provide more information on your selected course before submitting your application.