Society’s reliance on networked computers is as great as it’s ever been, and continues to grow. With so much at stake, putting systematic defences in place has never been more important. Our MSc Project Management (Cyber Security) will give you combined technical and management skills to help you succeed in this rapidly changing sector.
You will learn to manage the process which aims to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security, using software and networking technologies. It’s one of our new project management courses – bringing vital management skills together with expertise in cyber security.
So you’ll start off studying the fundamental principles underlying the delivery of successful projects. From there, you’ll specialise in computer forensics, computer security and computer network security. You’ll look at the process and protocols used in secured systems, and explore both the technical and forensics aspects of implementing security management.
Our teaching staff are professionals with a wide range of industry experience, from programming to engineering, and digital forensics to aerospace. With their help you’ll become a specialist. You’ll be ready for a senior management role in an exciting field with opportunities in virtually every sector.
The Dalton International Scholarship
This course is eligible for the Dalton International Scholarship worth £5,000, which offers a unique opportunity for prospective international students to develop academically, experience life in Manchester and build lasting relationships with the UK.
This Scholarship is open to all self-funded international students who enrol on a full-time taught programme in September 2019
This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.
Professional skills – We deliver overarching project management principles from both the Association for Project Management (APM) UK and Project Management Institute (PMI) USA.
Interdisciplinary skills – You will be working with students from other computing and engineering disciplines, allowing you to gain management insights from different industries.
Optional placement year - Boost your career prospects and put theory into practice with an industry placement.
Additional qualifications – We will support you to undertake the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) or Prince2 Foundation as an additional qualification (fees applicable).
Excellent facilities – The School has an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories, together with the support of our dedicated technical staff. Our virtual learning platform, Moodle, provides online access to lectures, course materials and assessment information.
Experienced teaching – Our staff are specialist project managers, engineers and computing experts from a wide spectrum of business, engineering and computing industries.
Cutting-edge research – Our research is rated ‘internationally excellent’, with some rated ‘world-leading’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Excellent standards – Recognised for our expertise, the school is a member of the Oracle Academy and an academic partner of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).
Professional focus – As an Academy of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), we deliver their partner programme which provides a pathway for students towards a rewarding, high-growth IT career.
Thriving technology sector – Being in Manchester puts the largest creative and digital technology sector outside the capital on our doorstep.
Digital city – Manchester is aiming to be one of the world’s top 20 digital cities by 2020 and has invested £350m in its digital and technology infrastructure to support growth.
Athena SWAN award – Manchester Metropolitan University’s commitment to promote and advance gender equality in STEM subjects has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
The skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc can open the doors to a range of roles including Head of IT Security, Information Security Analyst and Technology Cyber Security, in a variety of areas such as consulting, computing and operations.
You’ll need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a computing-related subject. We might also consider your application if you a have a different kind of computing qualification, together with substantial experience in a programming-focused role.
English: IELTS 6.5 with reading 6.5 and writing 6.5, no-subset below 6.0. This applies to all non-English speaking nationals.
Project Delivery 1: Project Scheduling, Finance and Resource Management
Project Delivery 2: Managing Risks, Quality and Benefits
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Introduction to Computer Security
Advanced Network Security
Individual Research Project
Postgraduate Industrial Placement Year
Following completion of the academic credits for their MSc award, students gain additional practice credits by working for a minimum of 36 weeks and maximum 42 weeks (excluding paid and statutory holidays) in an industrial setting, relevant to the student’s programme. The placement provides the opportunity to develop a professional career development plan and to apply academic knowledge in the workplace, as well as acquiring additional specialist expertise and transferable skills through responsibilities and contributions to the employer’s business.
Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.
The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the School of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.
A placement fee of £1850 applies.
Department of Computing and Mathematics
Our Department of Computing and Mathematics is a vibrant community of staff and students, which prides itself on internal and external collaboration.
The department is committed to teaching and research that addresses societal challenges through disciplines like artificial intelligence, big data, computational fluid dynamics, cyber security, dynamical systems, the internet of things, smart cities, robotics and virtual reality.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £8,500 to £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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From apartments and eco-friendly townhouses, to en-suite and standard rooms, we have all sorts of accommodation on (or near) campus. Whichever option is right for you, you’ll have a room complete with desk, heater, and storage, together with a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and free WiFi.
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Manchester is a city of enterprise and sport, culture and diversity. Here, connections are formed and futures begun. Art, science and business coexist and collaborate. Actors and accountants, lawyers and linguists – they’ve all found a home for their ambitions.
We have sporting excellence, culinary creativity, digital innovation and thriving commerce. Entrepreneurs and entertainers. Theatre and music. A rich and distinctive culture. We have character, spirit and personality.
Here, you’ll find people of every type, making leaps in technology, taking strides in industry and creating art in every form. We have a proud heritage to look back on, and a vibrant and diverse future to look forward to, full of possibility and promise.
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