Computing Sciences

MSc CYBER SECURITY

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment 

You will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will undertake “formative” assignments that aim to give you constructive feedback and feedforward to take onto related “summative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or project or an exam. After your exams, over the summer, you will undertake a specialised dissertation on a cyber security related topic of your choosing. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average the MSc is 80% coursework and 20% exam or other closed assessments. 

 
Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment 

You will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will undertake “formative” assignments that aim to give you constructive feedback and feedforward to take onto related “summative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or project or an exam. After your exams, over the summer, you will undertake a specialised dissertation on a cyber security related topic of your choosing. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average the MSc is 80% coursework and 20% exam or other closed assessments. 

 
Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in cyber security, as well as proven communication and problem solving skills.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 58 (minimum 42 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year and in January 2021.

Course Reference Number: 663634

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850 (full time)

  • International Students: £16,400 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

 

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Course Reference Number: 663634

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 663634
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Cyber security is a dynamic and constantly evolving area that is going to play an increasingly pivotal role in all of our lives, as the world continues towards a highly connected society. The MSc Cyber Security degree at UEA provides an exciting and challenging journey through the ethical, societal, cultural and technological aspects of the subject. This is a course that is perfect for anyone with a curious mind and the drive to shape the future of society. You will develop a range of skills to encourage critical and analytical thinking and help you communicate your ideas. When you graduate you will be well-equipped to work in a range of industries, or to continue to develop your knowledge with further study. The Internet has changed our lives forever. It is arguably one of the most exciting and transformative developments of recent years. We now have unprecedented access to information, like-minded individuals and a whole host of potential problems.
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