Cyber Security

Open University in Ireland


Course Name Cyber Security
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code F87
Course Type Postgraduate
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Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Open University None
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Attendance Options Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters MSc
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Duration 2 - 6 years

How long it takes
This qualification can be completed within two years. Most students will study this qualification over three years, completing 60 credits each year. The maximum time to complete this is six years.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry requirements
To start this MSc, you will need a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing, cyber security or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience in the area of cyber security. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, i...


Expand+On completion
On successfully completing this course, we’ll award you our Master of Science in Cyber Security. You’ll be entitled to use the letters MSc Cyber (Open) after your name.

If your masters degree is awardable with a distinction or a...

Course Content

Expand+MSc in Cyber Security
Our cyber security masters degree covers a range of topics. Topics include information security, digital forensics and other fundamental concepts. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development....

Subjects Taught

To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:
Stage 1 (120 credits)
120 credits from:
• Information security (M811) 30
• Digital forensics (M812) 30
• Systems security (M817) 30
• Network security (T828) 30


Number of Credits 180
Careers or Further Progression

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The modules in the postgraduate cyber security programme are for professional security specialists, computer specialists, engineers, technical managers and scientists who need to develop or update their skills and knowledge in the a...

Further Enquiries Our advisers are available to take your call Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, excluding public holidays.

Tel: +353 1 678 5399
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