The world's online security depends on you. Step up to the plate with this fascinating, industry-focused Master's course, taught at one of the world's cyber security hubs.
You'll be analytical, technical and a modern-day codebreaker. Cyber security is a challenge that will not go away, affecting companies, individuals and even governments. You could be:
A recent graduate - possibly a maths or engineering graduate with good programming skills, or you might be a good developer but have little knowledge of cyber security.
Already working in industry - experienced in technical software development, and looking to upskill and enhance your professional development.
An international student looking to study a UK master's degree, to meet an international need and to live and study in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This innovative programme is at the forefront of technical advances in cutting-edge technologies such as cryptography, computer forensics, malware and intelligent information systems.
You'll be taught entirely at our Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK's largest cyber security research lab.
This is an applied course, very industry-focused, to prepare you for a technical leadership role. Our block-mode timetable is ideally suited for anyone in full-time employment who wants to enhance their career prospects through part-time study.
You'll use software such as:
GCC for C/C++
WHAT WILL EXCITE YOU
You'll hear from industry experts during seminars
You'll be involved in our World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit, including the invite-only gala dinner of 100 global leaders in cyber security.
You'll be involved in creating new businesses from our cyber security research.
Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.
Applied Cyber Security highlights
The demand for certified cyber security professionals is currently growing at over 12 times the rate of the overall job market.
- Fully accredited by GCHQ
World Class Facilities
- You'll be taught on site at CSIT in Belfast's Titanic Quarter, a hi-tech environment, home to many of Northern Ireland's burgeoning tech start-ups.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- For each module, your tutor is an active researcher in their area, including people like:Philip O'Kane - Philip has 20 years' programming for telecommunications and financial institutionsMaire O'Neill - One-time UK Female Inventor of the Year and an acknowledged international expert in the field of cryptography, and computer forensics expertGary Edgeworth - Of ANSEC IA Limited, who provides professional digital forensics and consultancy services
Our MSc has been developed in collaboration with global employers in the field of cyber security, to provide students with in-demand knowledge and practical skills with a strong focus on key security technologies. Students particularly benefit from our strong links to industry partners who offer project internships and employment opportunities.
Dr Kieran McLaughlin