Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber attacks. It aims to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. It is one of the emerging lucrative courses you should consider to study.
Cyber security is a multidisciplinary field with computer science at its core. For example, it involves cryptography, formal methods, secure software engineering, and machine learning. It also touches on a broad range of supporting disciplines, such as law, economics, criminology, management, and psychology.
If you have plans studying cyber security abroad and UK/Europe is the destination, you should probably look at these schools. The list is given in no particular order
The MSc in Software and Systems Security teaches the principles of systems security, with a particular emphasis upon the security properties and implications of software and information technologies. It offers working professionals the opportunity to learn more about the application of these principles, current best practice and the latest advances in the field, through a course of part-time study at one of the world’s leading universities.
The Department of Computer Science offers professional courses in 14 different subjects in the area of systems security, each course delivered by an expert in the subject. To earn the MSc, you must complete a short project and dissertation in the area of software and systems security.
The MSc in Software and Systems Security at the University of Oxford is aimed at improving the understanding of the development of security systems of those who are already in the industry. The students are expected to complete at least 10 modules to be awarded an MSc in the above field.
Duration: The course runs for 2 to 4 years (part time distance learning course).
Cost: It costs £8,040 registration fee and £1,850 per module for UK and EU students, £12,640 registration fee and £1,850 per module for international students.
Master in Computer Science Information Security Track, Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich Switzerland.
ETH’s Computer Science Department runs a broad-reaching Master’s programme in English which grants students access to general computer science topics as well as a number of focus areas such as Theoretical Computer Science, Information Security, Software Engineering, Visual Computing, and Cyber Security.
The study programme is closely connected to the department’s world-class research groups led by an internationally diverse faculty of about 45 professors. Students have ample opportunities to participate in one of many exciting research projects, often in collaboration with industry or the local research centers of international companies.
Modules studied in this institute includes; Cryptography, System Security, Network Security and Security Engineering. The course is conducted in English language, runs for 3 full semesters (full time) and costs CHF 580 per semester for all students including all non-swiss Students.
This course is designed to accommodate students who may not have studied computing exclusively but who have studied a considerable amount of computing already.
Different areas of specialization in the course include:
Each specialism has a flexible mix of breadth and depth, consisting of two or three compulsory modules as well as choices from a selection of core and optional modules. The minimum requirement is a first-class degree in a subject with a substantial computing component.
Modules in this institute includes Cryptography Engineering, Network and Web Security, Logic- based learning and Quantum Computing. It is a one year full time course and it costs £13,500 for UK and EU Students/ £29,500 for international students.
In this university, the MSc in Computer Science offers a specialist area of Cyber security and privacy. This course provides a broad understanding of computing systems and security. It’s a one year full time course but 2 to 3 years part time. Costs £12,300 for full time, £16,100 per year for 2 years part time and £4,100 per year for 3 years part time for UK and EU students, and £27,400 for full time, £13,700 per year for 2 years part time and £9,135 per year for 3 years part time for international students.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a place for motivated student with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, communication systems, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a related field.
Cyber Security in this school offers students the chance to specialize in Information Security and undertake a 6- month long internship which gives students excellent networking opportunities. This course is taught in English language, runs for 1 or 2years, depending on specialization and internship. It costs CHF 1,260 per year for all students.
Students at UCL will gain advanced knowledge of Information and Systems Security and Practical IT Engineering Skill. The course has accreditation from CCHQ. It is a 1year full time or 2years part time course. It costs £11,800 for full time and £6,010 per year for part time UK and EU students, and £25,890 for full time and £12,950 per year for part time international students.
The programme is designed to appeal to computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics graduates who wish to be involved with the security aspects of information technology. The programme is intended as a foundation to a rewarding career at the more advanced levels of information security.
You get the highest-quality teaching in an informal learning environment at Politecnico di Milano. This course offers students a specialisation in Cyber security in addition to gaining a deeper understanding of advanced technologies. This course at Politecnico di Milano in Italy is taught in English language. Duration: 2 years full time.
Cost: Between €883 to €3,886 per year depending on family income for UK & EU students / €3,886 per year for international students.
Students in Aarhus University in Denmark can specialise in a number of areas including IT security in an in-depth study of computer science. This course is taught in English language, runs for 1year (full time), No tuition fee for UK and EU students/ £13,500 for international students.
This Course is offered in Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and it covers all aspects of Cyber security as well as non-computing topics that have an impact on cyber security such as Criminology, Law, Psychology, Economics, and Management. This course is taught in English language, 2 years full time and costs £2,006 per year for EU students/ £15,166 per year for international students.
This course aims to give students the skills to build and operate large scale IT security systems themselves. Runs for 1 year(full time), costs £9,450 for UK and EU students/ £22,800 for international students.