Cyber Security and Management MSc
University of Warwick
Become a strategic thinker on Cyber Security and Management MSc. Be part of the internationally renowned Warwick Manufacturing Group where, with expert guidance, you will learn to understand the threat, manage resources, implement solutions and effectively communicate these to senior decision makers.
This course has a pathway certified by GCHQ.
Cyber Security and Management is designed for graduates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. Over the course of the year, you’ll develop a clear understanding of the cyber threat landscape and how a cyber incident may evolve. You will cover the key technologies required to defend and protect organisational information infrastructures from threats and attacks, and will learn how to manage and limit the impact an attack can have on a business. You will focus on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation: understanding the threat, managing resources, implementing solutions, and effectively communicating these to senior decision-makers, in order to support the strategic growth of a business. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.
For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, lab work, syndicate exercises, simulations, and case studies. Each module is delivered intensively over one full week or two half weeks, and classes are deliberately kept small to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.
Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.
At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of assessed written work which should take around 60 hours to complete. Most modules also have some in-module assessed work.
For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.
Graduates from Cyber Security in WMG have gone on to work for a variety of employers including: Accenture, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, Ministry of Defence, HP, Cisco, and Tata Consulting Services. They have pursued roles such as: Cyber Security Consultant, Information Security Analyst, Technology Analyst, IT Security & Governance Officer, Security Project Manager, Network Consulting Engineer, IT Risk and Resilience Manager, Senior Investigation Officer.
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
Options in Engineering sector event
Careers for experienced hires
Careers in healthcare
Careers in project management