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Published on Friday 22nd of February 2019

QA Higher Education at Northumbria University are pleased to announce the launch of the MSc Cyber Security Technology on a full-time basis and with an Advanced Practice option.

These two new programmes mirror our successful part-time version launched for the October 2018 intake and offer learners a masters degree for those who wish to develop a career path in this rapidly growing sector. Indeed, the MSc in Cyber Security Technology is ideally suited to those who have no prior learning in cyber security.

Hardly a week goes by where there isn’t a cyber-security incident in the press. Whether it’s a data breach, state-sponsored attacks or malware attacks designed to extract financial data or sensitive information, it’s clear the cyber-security threat is growing. In turn, this is fuelling a huge demand for cyber security professionals as organisations seek to secure their networks, databases and operations. In fact, Statista expects the cyber security market to be worth over $230 billion US dollars in 2021.

The MSc Cyber Security Technology responds to this opportunity and aims to ensure graduates can take advantage of the skills gap faced by organisations in this competitive market.

A strong emphasis is placed on developing skills for digital leadership, where graduates learn the hard and soft skills necessary for managing cyber security specialists whilst delivering projects effectively. Technically, the programme offers a broad based introduction to computer network security whilst developing expertise in emerging and important technologies such as the Cloud and Big Data.

The Advanced Practice option, which lasts for between 16 – 24 months depending on the intake, offers students an opportunity to acquire real-world cyber security experience, whether in industry with an internship or through a consulting or research project. This experience, coupled with a Masters, will raise the employability of graduates on this programme.

Commenting on the launch Guy Brown, Director of Northumbria University London Campus, said “this is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of research rich and practically focused cyber and information security postgraduate programmes. The MSc Cyber Security Technology is designed to develop learners understanding and practical application of this rapidly emerging subject area.”

The MSc Cyber Security Technology and with Advanced Practice will have its first intake in September 2019 and is delivered at the Northumbria University London Campus. For more information, please visit the course pages:

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