MSc IT in Cyber Security

2 Years

Why Study this course?

MSc IT programme with a specialisation in Cyber Security is highly beneficial in the current landscape. With the continuous growth of cyber threats and attacks, the demand for skilled professionals in this field has surged. By focusing on cyber security, you gain the expertise needed to protect systems, networks, and sensitive data from malicious actors.

This programme provides opportunities to enhance your theoretical, technical, and practical competencies in an academic environment, including completing a work experience programme. You will engage in direct contact with the teaching team to participate in research projects and stay updated on the latest developments in the subject area. By studying cyber security, you position yourself for a rewarding career in a challenging and dynamic field while contributing to the protection of digital infrastructure.

* The full course has been developed and delivered by Islington College and has been evaluated and deemed by London Metropolitan University to be of an equivalent standard and quality to that of its own provision, and therefore suitable to lead to one of its own awards.

Entry Requirement

A second lower-class Honours IT-related degree from any recognised university or IT-related degree graduates from Tribhuvan, Kathmandu, and Pokhara University with a Minimum GPA 3.0. All other qualifications are evaluated on a case-to-case basis and subjected to approval by London Metropolitan University.

A related undergraduate degrees plus related employment, or consultancy within the field can be considered alongside the portfolio and statement.

MSc IT & Applied Security

Course Content

Semester 1

The module develops an understanding of project management issues in the context of software development – including the consideration of a standard method, software development frameworks, financial evaluation, planning, monitoring, control and team management – together with the ability to apply these as appropriate to a business case study.

This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of the benefits of Cybersecurity Management within a business environment and over cyber space. This includes the choice and application of appropriate risk assessment and risk control techniques, the understanding of security standards & procedures, coupled with the application of cybersecurity technology & security measures in a business setting.

Semester 2

This module provides students with knowledge of the fundamental principles and techniques employed in auditing and creating awareness of the need for security in computer, communication systems, appraises a security policy and network security posture.

This module helps to provide a firm understanding of Security Policy design and management. It also helps students to protect the infrastructure and network by using network security technologies such as firewalls, router security and discuss VPN and AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) implementation.

Semester 3

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience and explore career opportunities. It focuses on work related projects and helps to enhance their learning experience by implementing their academic skills to tackle real life problems in workplace.

The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge of preservation and extraction of relevant digital evidence from digital equipment, including computers, computer networks (including the cyber space/Internet), and other digital devices in appropriate procedures, tools and techniques. It further develops the students’ skills in using computers as a crime investigative tool.

Semester 4

The module aims to widen opportunities to stimulate the knowledge students gain in their course and extend knowledge to new area of application. It directs student to determine framework of the project according to a set of specifications relevant to the subject of study.

How this course will help the students
How this course will help the students

How this course will help
the students?

Career Advancement
with our advanced curriculum that focuses on professional and personal growth, students are more apt with competition and taking their career forward.
Higher Salaries
with our University partner in the London Metropolitan University as well as teaching methods students stand a higher chance of securing better job opportunities
Be a part of top Companies
with our expansive alumni network and international degree as well as experience, students can stand abreast and compete in the top global organisations

Career Prospects

Computer Forensics Analyst | Information Security Officer | Network Architect | Ethical Hackers | IS Auditors

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