Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Cybersecurity and Big Data

Loughborough University London

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

You will have the opportunity to engage with the very latest Cyber Security principles, practices, tools, and techniques through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time.

MSc

Cybersecurity and Big Data

Loughborough University London

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

You will have the opportunity to engage with the very latest Cyber Security principles, practices, tools, and techniques through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time.

Programme information

This programme will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges in Cyber Security faced by industry and society, and will help you to develop the necessary skills to address those challenges in the most effective way. This programme will enable you to build knowledge and develop expertise in network security in and cryptography and through action-based learning to provide you with employment skills essential to the Cyber Security industries and related business, e-commerce, and governmental organisations.

Core study areas include: collaborative project; individual project, dissertation, business plan or placement; network security; applied cryptography; mobile networks and clouds.

Optional study areas include: fundamentals of multimedia signals and processing; media processing and coding; advanced 3D user environments; internet and communication networks; internet of things and applications; introduction to programming and matlab.

Subject Enhancement areas include: design thinking; media and creative industries: context and practices; media and creative industries: critical perspectives; leadership models and practices: applications to a sport context; principles of entrepreneurship and innovation; analysing the construction of leadership for a sport context.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of projects base learning, essays, group exercises, presentations and project portfolios.

Entry qualification

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related degree preferably with industrial experience from a UK university, or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

Careers and further study

Graduates from this programme will be in a very strong position to take on digital technology posts in a wide range of industries. Including Internet and cloud based businesses, finance firms, governmental organisations, consultancy companies operating in information, communication and network security. As well as those sectors dealing with massive personal data, such as health and wellbeing, where users’ privacy and trust need safeguarding. 

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking a PhD programme.

Programme modules

Core Modules

  • Collaborative project
  • Individual Project, Dissertation, Business Plan or Placement
  • Network security
  • Applied cryptography
  • Mobile networks and clouds.
  • Second Subject Module

Optional Modules

  • Fundamentals of multimedia signals and processing
  • Media processing and coding
  • Advanced 3D user environments
  • Internet and communication networks
  • Internet of things and applications
  • Introduction to programming and matlab

Apply now

We are delighted that you are considering Loughborough University in London as your postgraduate destination.

We have a long tradition of producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

All applications for postgraduate degrees should be made online. For further advice and guidance on how to make a successful application, and access to the Application Portal please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/