Master of Science Cyber Security


Duration: 10 months (Part-Time)
Call: 6720 3333
Email: success@asm.edu.sg

University of West London

 

The University of West London is ranked as the top modern university* in London, 8th modern university* in the UK and ranked as the 50th university nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2019. 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation**.

To kick-start a successful career, the University of West London is a great choice – 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.***

You could immerse yourself in your chosen career before you even graduate. You will have the opportunity to search for placements, engage with employers to gain hands-on experience and get tailored, life-long careers counselling and support. Our courses are taught by industry experts and you’ll benefit from their insight, experience and support as they help to prepare you for your future career.

Our consistently high standard of teaching was recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We were ranked top in London for teaching quality and student experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

*Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides / surveys cited.

** These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.

*** * These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.

Programme Highlights

As demand for cyber security professionals in Asia and worldwide continues to surge, this course will prepare you for the challenge of keeping IT environments safe and secure in a world where data is constantly under attack.  This programme will give you a broad understanding of the latest practice and techniques for cyber security systems development and operations.

You will be able to analyse the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the human aspects of cyber security and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.

The programme is particularly designed to tackle industry needs and job market challenges and produces informed graduates who are suitably equipped to thrive.

Graduates could work in the ICT industry and in organisations that are data and knowledge intensive. Roles include the Chief Information Security Officer, network and computer security engineers, security managers and consultants, penetration testers, security investigators and researchers. Some security experts find themselves working in media, writing articles for magazines and papers.

On graduation from this course you will have the critical skills and techniques essential for security-related jobs/roles in a rapidly evolving and diverse environment to appropriately solve typical cyber security problems. You will also develop the necessary research competencies and build a solid foundation for applied research in cyber security, which will create pathways to further study such as PhD.

98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation**.

Our graduates achieve the second highest starting salaries of all the London modern universities

** These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.

Curriculum

The programme will be taught by an academic team with extensive research and professional practice directly in cyber security. All the tutors have the academic and industry knowledge and experiences to support your development. A strong supportive culture exists among the course tutors which enables you to grow and succeed.

Through this course you will be geared up for a professional career in cyber security. You will gain a practical understanding of issues surrounding the design, analysis and implementation of modern secure IT systems in an industry context.

Along the way you will develop an appreciation of commercial and open source cyber security equipment, software and services based on industry standard technologies  In addition, you will discover how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and the impact this technology has on organisations.You will gain the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment, and provide a solid basis for cyber security research and development.

  • Dissertation
  • Employability Skills and Employment
  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security
  • Learning and Professional Development
  • Network and Systems Security
  • Research Methods
  • Security Management
  • Security Operations and Assurance

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills.

  • At least 21 years old and
  • A degree in any subject or an equivalent management or professional qualification (with a minimum of 2 years working experience; or
  • Mature candidates lacking one of the above academic qualifications above may be considered for entry (subjected to university approval) if s/he has held a senior managerial position over three years and is able to demonstrate the ability to fulfil the objectives of the programme and achieve the standards required.

 

How to Apply?

  • Completed Application Form with personal statement
  • Certified True Copies of all academic transcripts
  • A current professional resume
  • A copy of NRIC / Passport
  • Non-refundable Application fee of S$214.00 (Inc. GST)

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