/MSc Project Management (Cyber Security)

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 14/09/2020

End date: 31/08/2021

Subjects: Cryptography, Cyber Security, Project

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

Society’s reliance on networked computers is as great as it’s ever been, and continues to grow. With so much at stake, putting systematic defences in place has never been more important. Our MSc Project Management (Cyber Security) will give you combined technical and management skills to help you succeed in this rapidly changing sector.

 

You will learn to manage the process which aims to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security, using software and networking technologies. It’s one of our new project management courses – bringing vital management skills together with expertise in cyber security.

 

So you’ll start off studying the fundamental principles underlying the delivery of successful projects. From there, you’ll specialise in computer forensics, computer security and computer network security. You’ll look at the process and protocols used in secured systems, and explore both the technical and forensics aspects of implementing security management.

 

Our teaching staff are professionals with a wide range of industry experience, from programming to engineering, and digital forensics to aerospace. With their help you’ll become a specialist. You’ll be ready for a senior management role in an exciting field with opportunities in virtually every sector.

 

Optional placement year

This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

 

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Who is this course for

The skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc can open the doors to a range of roles including Head of IT Security, Information Security Analyst and Technology Cyber Security, in a variety of areas such as consulting, computing and operations.

What will I learn

You’ll study eight units, covering areas including Computer Forensics, Computer Security and Advanced Network Security, as well as an in-depth masters research project.

 

In your Masters year, you will study:

 

Core units:

  • Management of Projects Fundamentals
  • Management of Projects Professional Practice
  • Project Delivery 1: Project Scheduling, Finance and Resource Management
  • Project Delivery 2: Managing Risks, Quality and Benefits
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Individual Research Project

 

Postgraduate Industrial Placement Year

Following completion of the academic credits for their MSc award, students gain additional practice credits by working for a minimum of 36 weeks and maximum 42 weeks (excluding paid and statutory holidays) in an industrial setting, relevant to the student’s programme. The placement provides the opportunity to develop a professional career development plan and to apply academic knowledge in the workplace, as well as acquiring additional specialist expertise and transferable skills through responsibilities and contributions to the employer’s business.

 

Optional placement year

Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

 

The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the School of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.

 

A placement fee of £1850 applies.

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