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Cyber Security and Big Data MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: London
  • Part-time: Up to 4 years
  • School: Loughborough University London

Programme information

This programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges in Cyber Security and Big Data faced by industry and society, and will help you develop the necessary skills to address those challenges in the most effective way.

This course is for engineering, science, technology or computing graduates who wish to develop a career in the automotive or related industries, by further specialising their existing knowledge and skills. The programme is also beneficial for those who wish to update their skills and gain a refreshing outlook on digital engineering and management, following time spent working in industry. 

Thus, this programme will provide the opportunity to enhance career prospects in a range of advanced technology and engineering related disciplines. Industry led seminars will transfer first-hand knowledge from leaders in the field. Each module has been designed to develop a strong foundation of next generation engineering and will provide students with the skills required to undertake design and manufacturing maintenance and testing of high-value products.

Programme aims

  • Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges in cyber security and big data faced by industry and society, and will help them to develop the necessary skills to address those challenges in the most effective way
  • Utilise both cyber security and big data analytics techniques to analyse and evaluate problems and respond to challenges with practical applications in real time
  • Build students’ knowledge and develop expertise in network security and cryptography, including big data analytics to combat malicious activities and to detect anomalies in the network
  • Provide individuals and teams with employment skills essential to the cyber security and big data industries and related businesses, such as IT, e-commerce, and governmental organisations using action-based learning

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above), or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related discipline. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here

Assessments

Modules are assessed primarily by exams and also include a combination of group exercises, presentations and time-constrained coursework and assignments with varying levels of weighting depending on the nature of each module. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake. 

Future Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme will be in a very strong position to take on digital technology posts in a wide range of sectors, 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 data security needs safeguarding. 

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhancemtheir knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

London taught programmesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 2 £10,000 £22,650

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.