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Published on Monday 7th of November 2022

Government Seal of Approval for Northumbria’s Cyber Security Degree

QA Higher Education is pleased to announce that our partner Northumbria University’s MSc Cyber Security programmes have been recognised as among the best in the country after receiving full certification from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.

Northumbria’s MSc Cyber Security programmes which are taught at their London Campus – that runs in partnership with QA Higher Education – is now among an elite group of universities to be awarded an NCSC certification, for the quality of courses provided.

The certification is not only a recognition of the quality of the facilities and teaching offered to students, but also the standard of work QA Higher Education and Northumbria University produces, and its links with the cyber security industry.

Guy Brown, Director of Northumbria’s London campus, where the Cyber Security programmes are delivered, said: “Northumbria University London Campus has a strong track record in both research and teaching in the areas of cyber security, Cyber Technology and wider Information Security Management.”

“This programme certification from the National Cyber Security Centre reflects our commitment to this subject area, our research and practitioner informed curriculum, the fantastic campus resources and our wider activity in this rapidly emerging area.

“Cyber security is an incredibly fast-moving sector and as well as teaching our students the skills they need today we’re also futureproofing them for tomorrow.”

The NCSC certification has been awarded to Northumbria’s full and part-time MSc Cyber Security programmes as well as MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice. The topics covered include information governance and security, information assurance and risk management, wireless networks and security, and ethical hacking for cyber security, allowing students to develop practical skills as well as research and project management skills.

The NCSC certification is the latest recognition of Northumbria’s cyber security expertise – in 2019 the University was recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Find out more about Northumbria University’s Cyber Security courses.

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