Recognised for Excellence in Cyber Security

We are delighted to announce that Northumbria University’s MSc Cyber Security has been awarded provisional certification by the NCSC.

Chris Ensor, NCSC’s Deputy Director for Cyber Growth, said: “I am delighted that Northumbria University has had its Master’s course in Cyber Security fully certified by the NCSC. It demonstrates our shared commitment to responsibly developing the cyber security talent pipeline.

Offering a NCSC-certified degree helps prospective students make better informed choices about the quality of courses available and employers can rest assured that graduates will be well-taught and have valued industry skills.”

Why choose a career in Cyber Security?

In March 2020, during the height of the global pandemic, OTX showed a 2000% increase (+382,973) in the number of COVID-related technical Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) compared with February this year (Telco Security Alliance, 2020). With a rise in cases, comes an increased need for cyber security specialists to be employed across all sectors.

Our MSc Cyber Security programme offers you the opportunity to refine your cyber skills and prepare you for evolution of this sector.

A note from our Cyber Security Programme Leader

“Our MSc Cyber Security enables students to focus on the current challenges of the security aspect of computer systems with great depth. The MSc also allows students to specialise and learn how to conduct state of the art research in cyber security. This, backed by a reputable and recognised certification by the NCSC, ensures that the students are receiving their education from a best possible cyber security environment.” – Professor Hamid Jahankhani

Modules on our MSc Cyber Security programme include:

  • Information Governance and Security
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security
  • Risk Management

If you’re ready to build upon/start your career in cyber security, take a look at our MSc Cyber Security programmes.

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