Course Updates

Published on Thursday 19th of July 2018

QA Higher Education and Northumbria University are pleased to announce the expansion of our part-time programme provision. Starting this October, we are launching three new MSc programmes:

To meet the career aspirations and learning requirements of working professionals these new programmes are delivered in an accelerated 2 year part-time mode over 15 weekends. Modules blend interactive workshops with online learning to offer truly flexible study option for busy part-time learners. Unique to the suite of programmes is the opportunity to join at four points across the year in October, January, April and July.

All three programmes integrate a spine of modules which are designed to meet the growing demand for cyber and IT specialists who are able to combine the softer skills of leadership and communication with the technical knowledge and skills. Each programme drills into specialist modules to develop expertise in computing, cyber security and information security management.

To support the transition into a new career, professional practice is embedded into the programmes to enable learners to develop and evidence transferable skills.

Across all sectors there is an increasing demand for professionals who are able to develop organisational computing strategies and contribute to risk and crisis management, the MSc Information Security Management programme aims to develop these skills to advance promotion in to senior management roles.

In addition, as technical experts move into higher level cyber security and computing roles, organisations have increased demands for aspirational experts to join the sector. The MSc Cyber Security Technology and MSc Computing and Technology both aim to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully achieve this goal.

Ruth Perkins, Head of Part-Time Programmes, said of the launch, “we are absolutely delighted to launch this suite of computing part-time programmes this October. This exciting new delivery mode offers increased flexibility to students and utilises blended learning throughout. The programmes are responsive to market demand for computing specialists capable of delivering and leading digital change, as well as offer students the chance for career transition or progression.”

All three programmes are starting this October at our Northumbria University London Campus. For more information on these programmes, please visit the course pages below:

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