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Course overviewOur Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to make the leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity. The course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.Why study this course with us?This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic
Our Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to make the leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity. The course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.
Why study this course with us?
This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, which was established in 1985 and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.
The course is taught by experts in the field with years of expertise in industry, and has close links with industry, government, and the police.
The Department is also home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students can gain experience of commercial projects.
The core modules comprise workshops of three hours of face time, each across ten weeks. You can expect a normal workload of 55-60 hours’ study and practice per week. In addition to this, you will have your own Personal Academic Tutor.
Most of the work will be assessed by coursework.
Graduates have gone on to leading roles in industry in the field of security and penetration testing, in policing, and in government.
You need a good honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) in a science, maths, engineering, or cognitive field would be expected, or one where the applicant can show technical discipline. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered on an individual basis. This will include applicant's degree subject area, relevant experience and/or training, etc.
From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in Birkenhead.
Through the work of academic staff, students and collaborators, the University has been identified as having world-leading research in 14 areas of the University’s research activity (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), and was voted in the top 10 nationally for Postgraduate Research (Postgraduate Research Experience 2018).