Master of Science in Cyber Security and Management, Full-time & Part-time

Programme Overview

Overview

Developed, fully taught and awarded by the University of Warwick, UK.

Objectives

  • Understand the cyber threat landscape and how a cyber incident may evolve
  • Appreciate the strategic development and implementation of cyber security within an organisation
  • Learn key technologies to defend and protect organisational infrastructure from threats and attacks such as encryption, intrusion detection, penetration testing, access control, digital forensics and investigation, risk management, security governance and network security
  • Gain the ability to apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management

This programme, available in full-time and part-time study, is designed to develop strategic thinkers who understand the threat, can manage resources, implement solutions, and can effectively communicate these to senior decision makers in order to support the strategic growth of a business.

The programme is targeted at suitably qualified applicants working or intending to work in the IT security industry. Qualifications in engineering, IT or scientific discipline may be considered. Candidates with business degrees should have suitable IT coverage within their degree. Any candidate from any background with suitable IT grounding may also be considered.

Your degree certificate from the University of Warwick is identical to those awarded in the UK.

Five reasons to choose Warwick’s Cyber Security and Management

WMG Cyber Security Centre

The WMG Cyber Security Centre (CSC) team at the University of Warwick conducts research into the nature of the cyber environment and the protection of the human experience within it. This arises from the increasing dependency on digital systems in the manufactured environment including vehicle control systems, building management systems, smart city infrastructure, industrial control and medical devices.

CSC focuses on transformative and innovative solutions for governments, industry and society. This is delivered through multi-disciplinary research capabilities from the technical and behavioural (culture, cognition and communication) aspects of cyber security. The key themes of research lie mainly in the following four pillars of activity: Intelligent Transport Systems, Future Cities, Defence and Cyber Crime, and Systems and Society (including Digital Health).

Quick Fact: Graduate Employability

The University of Warwick is the third most frequently targeted university among UK’s top employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).

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Course Start Date & End Date

Part-time – March 2021 Intake
13 Mar 2021 – 28 Feb 2023

Date & period is subject to change by the University.

Fees

Programme fee: S$35,952.00

Application Fees applies

The fee above is valid for part-time March 2021 intake. All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks).

More Programme Details

Protect your business from cyber threats

Cyber security is not merely about the Internet. As cyber security becomes a growing constant in the ever evolving digital landscape, our dependence on multiple, complex, interacting digital systems increases day by day.

This programme is designed for graduates and professionals looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. Over the duration of this course, you will be trained to have both the technical insight into the security of digital systems and devices, and also the management of people who interact with them. You will be prepared to manage cyber security within an enterprise, from influencing the risk appetite of the board to managing firewall reconfiguration during a cyber attack.

Why WMG’s Master’s?

  • Three-way participation: University + Organisation + Participant
  • Combine academic excellence with industrial experience
  • First-hand understanding of issues facing modern business and industry
  • Application-based assignments and projects
  • Developed with industry to address real-world problems
  • Global inputs and experience

Benefits to Organisations/ Businesses

  • On the job (in-company) assignments & projects
  • Approach business issues as you would with an external consultant
  • Immediate application of both concepts and tools
Career Prospects

Graduates can expect to take on roles within corporate information – security and technology teams, consultancies, government information-security departments, management tracks in information critical organisations and cyber security related research.

Recent university graduates have gone on to roles within companies such as: Accenture (Senior Cyber Security Consultant), Canary Wharf (Information Security Analyst), Indonesian Ministry of Finance (Information Security Analyst), JP Morgan (Glasgow)(Technology Analyst), KPMG (IT Advisory, Cyber Security), Deloitte (Senior Consultant), ABN Amro (Risk Assessor), Bank of Thailand (Cyber Security Analyst), IBM (Security Project Manager), Ministry of Defence, PWC (IT Risk and Resilience Team), Royal Mail (Information Security Analyst), Emtel Ltd (IT Product Development – Cyber Security), National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria (Information Security Analyst), Facebook (Marketing Specialist in Community Operations), Global Network (Programs Executive), PWC (Forensic Technologies & Information Security Analyst), Singapore Police (Senior Investigation Officer), TRB Lightweight Structures (Software Developer), CISCO (Network Consulting Engineer), Tata Consultancy Services (Quality and Security Analyst for TCS-Nokia account).

Opportunity for Postgraduate Study

Graduates may further their studies in PhD and doctoral programmes from universities around the world upon completion of this programme.

Teaching Faculty

Warwick faculty, ensuring the same academic input for the Singapore programme

Mode of Delivery

The programme has a structured curriculum of nine taught modules (comprising five compulsory modules and four optional modules) and a dissertation, totalling to 180 credits.

Taught modules – 90 credits
MSc Dissertation – 90 credits

Delivered on a modular basis, every module is approximately made up of 40 contact hours. All learning resources are accessible online by participants to support study and research on their personal computers for in-class coursework and dissertation. Lessons are held in classes at SIM campus unless otherwise stated.

Full-time

Participants will be offered modules based on the first 9 modules commencing from the start of the programme. Every module is typically delivered over a month, with intensive lessons over five full days in the day and for some modules, over week nights and full day on weekends i.e. in sessions of 3 to 9 hours usually over 1 week or 2 weekends.
Important: Full-time October 2021 intake is currently not accepting applications.  

Part-time

Modules are delivered typically in January, March, May, July, September and November, usually 3 hours on weekdays and 9 hours on weekends. Generally, participants may choose from the modules offered at SIM during the candidature period however, it is recommended of participants to complete modules in the first eighteen months and focus on dissertation in the remaining six months.

Typical Module Schedule:

Mon – Fri: 6:30pm – 10pm (Wed: no class)
Sat: 9am – 6pm (2 weekends)
Sun: 9am – 6pm (1 weekend)

Schedule is subject to change by the University.

Modules

Alongside core cyber modules, there will be opportunities for you to study business and management modules to tailor your course to suit your career and interest.

Core Module

  • Security Architectures and Network Defence
  • Cryptosystems & Data Protection
  • Digital Forensics
  • Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting
  • Information Risk Management and Governance

Optional Module (choose four)

  • Financial Analysis & Control Systems
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Innovation
  • Project Planning, Management and Control
  • Leading change
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Inventory Management

Module Synopsis (PDF 158 KB)

The modules offered will be at the discretion of the University of Warwick and SIM.

MSc Dissertation

Participants will work on a genuine business issue for their MSc dissertation, guided by industrialists and academic supervisors, in compliance with the University’s guidelines and standards.

The MSc dissertation should comprise of the following:

  • Address a research question directly relating to cyber security;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the particular issues around conducting research in the cyber domain; and
  • Conduct research in the cyber domain in an appropriate manner

All dissertation consultations and submission must be conducted during the candidature period.

On completion, dissertations will be moderated by a senior member of the University and participants are required to conduct an oral presentation on their dissertation topic.

Duration of Programme/Candidature Period

Full-time

Programme duration / maximum candidature: 1 year
Important: Full-time October 2021 intake is currently not accepting applications.  

Part-time

Programme duration: 2 years
Maximum candidature: 3 years

There will not be any refund or recourse should participants fail to complete the programme requirements within the candidature period.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 20 participants

If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, participants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.

Entry Requirements

Full-time

Bachelor’s degree (2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent)
Important: Full-time October 2021 intake is currently not accepting applications.  

Part-time*

  • Bachelor’s degree (2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent); or
  • Ordinary degree with two years of relevant post-qualification industrial experience; or
  • Matured candidates (at least 30 years old) with SIM’s or local Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma and eight years of relevant work experience.

* Applicants who have a work permit or employment pass can be considered for admission to part-time study.

Candidates with other qualifications can be assessed on individual merits.

English Proficiency Requirement

Local Applicants

Applicants whose entry qualification was attained in Singapore with at least three years of study in an English medium institution is exempted from English Proficiency Requirement.

Non-local Applicants

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (with at least 59 in each of the four component scores); or
  • TOEFL (IBT) 92 with broadly consistent scores in each of the four components
Other Requirements
  • Two satisfactory academic/industrial reference letters, and
  • A letter of academic interest and your objectives in undertaking postgraduate study

An interview by the Programme Director and/or Programme Faculty may be required as part of the admission process.

Course Fee

Programme fee: S$35,952.00

Per Module Fee*

  • Core Module: S$3,531.00
  • Optional Module: S$3,370.50
  • MSc Dissertation: S$4,815.00

* Per Module Fee also applies to repeat fee, subject to approval

Full-time
No. of instalments – 3 (October, January, April)
Per instalment payable is based on the number of modules taken in each term.
Important: Full-time October 2021 intake is currently not accepting applications.  

Part-time
Payable on a per-module basis

Application Fee applies

The fees above are valid for part-time March 2021 intake. All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks).

Nil

Average Teacher-Participant Ratio – 1:35

Lecturers & Teaching Module(s) – Click here (PDF 216 KB)

Progression

Participants will progress through each module upon completion of its coursework.

Assessments (Coursework)

Participants will be assessed through coursework – the application of concepts and tools to solve company problems. Coursework can take various forms such as written assignments, projects, presentations and dissertation etc. The assessment details are subject to change by the University and some coursework may be group-based.

Attendance Requirement

100% attendance rate

Award & Graduation

To attain the Master of Science in Cyber Security and Management, participants must successfully complete the coursework of nine modules, an MSc Dissertation and meet the conferral requirements of the programme.

A degree congregation ceremony presided by the University of Warwick is normally held once every two years at SIM HQ. Alternatively, graduates may choose to attend the degree congregation in January or July in the UK.

The degree awarded and the degree certificate will be the same as that awarded in the UK.

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