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Cyber Security MSc courses at City

City, University of London, is at the leading edge of computer science education and offers specialist, skills-focused MSc courses to prepare you for professional roles in the field of information security.

Concerns about cyber security and information risk have led to a growing market for technical specialists, but there is also a need for more senior professionals with an awareness of both technical and business issues who can bridge the gap between IT security and business risk. Our two MSc degrees address the need for specialists with an early career in cyber security and IT professionals with about 5 years' experience.

Why study MSc Cyber Security?

MSc Cyber Security will prepare you for a successful career in the various roles directly and indirectly connected to the world of computer, network and information security. It will develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security. The primary objective of MSc Cyber Security is to practise security with an interdisciplinary shared coursework that spans across all security related modules.

The course is designed for those who wish to extend their capability for an accelerated early career in cyber security, and who have also completed a first degree in a computing subject (e.g. computer science, business computing) or a numerate subject (e.g. applied mathematics, engineering, physics) if that covered a significant computing component.

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Why study MSc Management of Information Security and Risk?

The MSc in Management of Information Security and Risk combines appropriate technical material with the necessary management and professional skills, allowing graduates to be the bridge between corporate executives and technical specialists. Such professionals would be responsible for drawing up organisation strategies for managing risk, identifying trade-offs between multiple risks and the cost of protection, and advising higher management on these issues. Typical roles of these professionals might include Security Architect, Chief Information Risk Manager, or Chief Security Officer.

The course is aimed at IT professionals with about 5 years' experience. It is intended to provide you with the skills you need to progress to a management role in information security and risk. It will appeal to companies and professionals that need to develop or improve their capability in managing IT-related security in order to enter markets with higher demands of dependability and security, comply with new regulations, or re-qualify for new roles.

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