/MSc Project Management (Cyber Security)
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
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:
- 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.Visit this course