Learn how to identify and assess vulnerabilities, threats, and risks and implement and test secure systems. Gain career-boosting skills and make an impact on our internet and IT technology-dependent world.
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Cyber security is one of the top priorities for governments and organisations worldwide, yet there is a continuing global shortage of graduates with this skill set.
Focusing from the strategic, operational, and technical perspectives of security within an organisation, our MSc Cyber Security covers all aspects of Cyber Physical Systems including network and communication infrastructure, end devices, applications, systems, data and security concerns from all these aspects.
Study in our specialised lab in Cambridge and put yourself ahead of the game. As you learn how to apply your knowledge and skills hands-on, you will be able to fulfil cyber security roles across the sectors.
On this Masters degree in Cyber Security we’ll support you as you explore how organisations and individuals can take a course of actions to protect themselves against possible attacks within their overall systems and related infrastructure, including third party services.
You’ll gain an understanding of network infrastructure and systems, how they work and their strengths and weaknesses to support business continuity.
This will help you to think like a hacker with a specific intention, working from the inside or outside. You’ll learn to recognise the threats to an organisation and its resources and how to implement and test secure systems.
You’ll also learn how to communicate security-related information to a corporation’s senior managers and other stakeholders, and gain the confidence to present your invaluable problem-solving solutions and strategic security planning to any organisation.
As a postgraduate student at ARU, we’ll support you as you gain the skills and knowledge of the core cyber security areas to prepare for a career in the rapidly expanding cyber security sector.
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As a Cyber Security student at ARU you’ll learn in lecture theatres and labs, and:
All our postgraduate students benefit from:
The Global Information Security Workforce Study 2015 predicted that the global cyber security workforce shortage would reach 1.5 million by 2020, as demand outstripped supply.
The 2019 Study showed the actual shortage that year to be 3.12 million. This means there’s never been a better time to join the cyber security sector.
Computer security is a fast-developing area and the skills you’ve gained on this MSc Cyber Security in computer, network and information security could see you working closely with lawyers, government, commercial organisations, the education sector and investigation agencies, as well as the finance and e-commerce sectors and national security organisations.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Computer Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.
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