CYBER SECURITY MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Developed with industry and certified by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), this course directly addresses the unprecedented demand for cyber security expertise. It explores the underpinning technology of cyber domain and the role of linguistics, psychology and sociology in dealing with new cyber challenges.

You will study a diverse range of modules, including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Malware Analysis, and Penetration Testing and Incident Response, providing the fundamental knowledge needed to work in the sector. You will also produce a substantial piece of individual work in your third semester, with the support of your academic supervisor, investigating a topic tailored to your own area of interest.

The involvement of the Industrial Advisory Group (Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK, and Rolls-Royce) in designing the course and supporting its delivery ensures the teaching remains current and supportive of the real challenges faced by cyber security specialists.

CYBER SECURITY MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Developed with industry and certified by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), this course directly addresses the unprecedented demand for cyber security expertise. It explores the underpinning technology of cyber domain and the role of linguistics, psychology and sociology in dealing with new cyber challenges.

You will study a diverse range of modules, including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Malware Analysis, and Penetration Testing and Incident Response, providing the fundamental knowledge needed to work in the sector. You will also produce a substantial piece of individual work in your third semester, with the support of your academic supervisor, investigating a topic tailored to your own area of interest.

The involvement of the Industrial Advisory Group (Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK, and Rolls-Royce) in designing the course and supporting its delivery ensures the teaching remains current and supportive of the real challenges faced by cyber security specialists.

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts or two to six years part-time.

Entry Criteria

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work. A strong emphasis is given to real-world problems. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, projects, and laboratory-based assessments. You will be taught and supported by experts in cyber security including staff from DMU’s Cyber Security Centre, as well as professionals from Deloitte UK.

Contact And Learning Hours

The time allocated to study is around 30 hours per week, carried out in block teachin

About DMU

Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution. We have an ambitious Research Strategy that feeds into students’ learning, and our courses embed employability in their curriculum. As the United Nations’ (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 – the only UK university to be designated as such – we have a commitment to address the UN SDGs in our research, teaching and enterprise activity.

DMU will have a continuous presence in the UK pavilion, as one of the pavilion’s only official founding partners, at Expo 2020 in Dubai. At DMU Dubai, we welcome students from all backgrounds and are proud to offer the perfect combination of high-quality teaching, excellent facilities and a fantastic student experience.

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150 Years Of History
Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution with 26,000 students and 2,600 staff.
Sustainability
As the United Nations’ (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16- the only UK university to be designated as such- we have a commitment to address the UN SDGs in our research, teaching and enterprise activity.
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At DMU, we have an ambitious Research Strategy which aims to make research central to our mission as a university. We have a track record of research that impacts society and makes a real difference to people’s lives.
Diverse Faculty
Courses are delivered by a wide range of international faculty, with UK experts flying in from DMU Leicester to teach DMU Dubai Programmes.
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DMU Dubai will work closely with employers and academic schools to support students in developing the skills they need to maximise their employability.
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