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The Master of Science Cyber Security and Data Governance – Online can be studied full time over a 12 month period or part time over a 21 month period providing flexibility around your commitments.
This postgraduate degree specialises in the fascinating and fast-evolving world of digital information. Data is the most powerful currency of the modern digital world, and ensuring it’s managed and protected is vital for every organisation across the globe. With this course you can enhance your knowledge and skillset in areas of data management and cyber security to advance your career in this fast-paced and exciting field.
We also offer the Online Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Cyber Security and Data Governance and the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Cyber Security and Data Governance for those who are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification over a shorter time-frame. On a full-time basis, the PG Dip can be undertaken in two terms (6 months) while the full time PG Cert can be completed in one term (3 months). Alternatively, on a part-time basis, the PG Dip can be undertaken over four terms (12 months) and the PG Cert over two terms (6 months).
2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)Full requirements
12 months (full-time)
21 months (part-time)
July 2021See all Start Dates
You don’t need to apply through UCAS to study one of our online courses.
This course 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.
Through our full range of innovative online study resources, you will be able to create your own timetable and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. 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.
As an online student you will have access to a range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts. You can explore case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning, while accessing downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on-the-go.
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.
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.
*All elective modules are subject to availability
You can also study this course at our London Moorgate or Berlin campus. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.
You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
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You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.
Studying a Master's Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.