You will gain plenty of expertise in cyber security to ensure you´re ready to take on the growing security challenges faced by enterprise, industry and government in this complex community.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Learn to assess risk, anticipate and manage security incidents; develop and assess security procedures and policies to meet the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide
Access to cyber security and digital forensics laboratories with state-of-the-art simulation and analytical systems relevant to intrusion detection, incident management, forensic analysis and system penetration testing, where you can see where cyber attacks are happening all over the world, and how they are being stopped at BU
Acquire the skills to be ahead of the game and an become an expert on how to protect information, assets, knowledge and intellect
Gain an understanding of the psychology of cyber security and human factors by investigating threats, vulnerabilities and impact risk, by acknowledging the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt and the importance of trust management and information assurance
Benefit from a work placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand work experience and apply the learning that you have acquired
Draw on our academics´ expert knowledge, their research and recent developments in cyber security to gain awareness of current challenges and how to overcome them.
Cyber Security: Develop skills and knowledge for cyber security. Material, lectures and seminars in this unit capture concepts of cyberspace ecosystems and the security of socio-technical systems. The unit also covers the life cycle of cyber security mechanisms, including the design, development, management and, most importantly, how they’re sustained.
Cyber Psychology: Explore the impact of the internet and social media applications on individuals, groups, organisations and society, and human factors relevant to cyber security and online behaviours. You’ll learn to evaluate the principal features of human factors in current and planned online secure systems and identify means of promoting safer online behaviour.
Human Factors: Soft systems, human factors integration (HFI), training, trust, organisational learning, information and knowledge management will be examined through case study analysis. You’ll also conduct situational awareness and workload measurements in trials, experiments and exercises, and apply user experience (UX) techniques to evaluate interactive systems.
Research Methods & Professional Issues: Research requires a structured and disciplined approach at all stages. We’ll help you to develop key research skills in many areas from project proposals and planning to critical analysis of research findings, academic writing and dissemination. We’ll also teach you about professional standards and ethical issues for research.
Individual Master’s Project: An opportunity to critically investigate and report on a particular issue in depth.
Work in an area of growth within this important subject area with employment opportunities constantly evolving. As an MSc Cyber Security & Human Factors graduate, you will be prepared to work across the areas of cyber security, online behaviours and academic research.
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