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Master of Science

MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance

Are you looking to advance in one of the fastest growing global sectors?

This one year MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance postgraduate degree (or 18 months with work placement) has been designed in collaboration with experienced industry leaders to provide a comprehensive foundation of core cyber security concepts and a practical view into how organisations of various sizes approach and implement cyber security controls. It aims to bridge the gap between foundational concepts and application of cyber security to current technology trends such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Rapid growth in this field has resulted in a skills shortage where organisations are struggling to find talent with the right abilities to tackle the challenges they face; our focus is on enhancing your employability to rise to these challenges.The MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance course aims to provide students with key knowledge and skills to respond to imminent and emerging cyber threats faced by today’s digitalised world. 

Why study with us?

 Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
 Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

Full requirements

Locations

Hong Kong and Online (Hong Kong)

Next start date

September 2022

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law today.

 

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94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

Content from Salesforce Trailhead and Amazon Web Services Educate are integrated in the course providing the latest technology skills demanded by employers.

Course Details

MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance

Our MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance focuses on a combination of technology, business and policy to give you a well-rounded insight into the vital ways in which information is collected, stored, communicated and protected. It’s an ideal choice if you have an interest in developing an in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of cyber security and data governance.

This course will equip you with the skills to manage and analyse an organisation's data assets and security measures, and provide an understanding of data governance principles, practices and technologies.

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Course Tutors

Vinayak Ram is a Director at Protiviti and heads the cyber security practice for Protiviti in the UK and is subject mater expert in cyber security with extensive hands-on knowledge across cyber security including penetration testing, security architecture and compliance frameworks. Vinayak has a global exposure to cyber security having worked in the US, UK, Middle East and South Asian geographies.

Hear from Vinayak Ram about this course and the field of cyber security.

Juan Manuel Duran is currently Head of Data Strategy for the Assets and Liabilities Modelling Group at Barclays Bank and has over 22 years of experience in information technologies and financial services, delivering business intelligence, data warehouse and anti-money laundering solutions. Having also worked in a number of firms throughout his international career, Juan has gained extensive experience in project management, risk management, document management, business and technical analysis and application development.

Professional Development and Coaching

All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.

You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

Course Structure

  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security (30 credits)
  • Applied Cyber Security (30 credits)
  • Data Management (30 credits)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project (60 credits)

Choose one*:

  • Blockchain (30 credits)
  • Fintech (30 credits)
  • Procurement and SCM (30 credits)

*All elective modules are subject to availability

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Online (Hong Kong)
  • MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Online (Hong Kong)
  • MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Online (Hong Kong)

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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London campuses (inc deposit of £250)
UK students: £12,000 / International students: £17,000

Berlin campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International students)

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course.

We offer a range of Scholarships and Bursaries to UK and International students to support access to this course.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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