Cybersecurity Schedule (Full-Time)


You are reading the full-time schedule for this programme, here is the part-time schedule which applies to the online class.

The MSc in Cybersecurity programme (full-time mode) is delivered over three semesters. The first two semesters each have a 13 week teaching block and the third semester spans June to August where students complete their 30 credit research project. Taught semesters normally have modules with a value of 5 ECTS credits giving 30 ECTS credits per semester. The tables below list the modules in each semester of the progrmme.

Students select one elective each semester and only the most popular electives will be subsequently scheduled. The number of electives offered depends on the number of students in an elective class. Electives with small student numbers will not be offered.

NOTE: Module Descriptors for the modules below are HERE. Each module descriptor contains detailed information such as learning outcomes, indicative content, assessment methods, etc.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Network Security & Forensics (COMP9046) Mandatory 10
Incident Response & Forensics (COMP9038) Mandatory 10
Scripting for Cybersecurity (COMP9053) Mandatory 5
Cloud Security (COMP9035) Elective 5
Malware Investigations (COMP9047) Elective 5
Distributed Ledger Technology (COMP9072) Elective 5
Elective from another master's programme (FREE6001) Elective 5

YEAR 1 - Semester 2

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Security Management and Law (COMP9039) Mandatory 10
Offensive Security (COMP9050) Mandatory 10
Applied Cryptography (COMP9012) Mandatory 5
Malware Reverse Engineering (COMP9048) Elective 5
Fraud & Anomaly Detection (COMP9071) Elective 5
Source Code Analysis (SOFT9023) Elective 5
Elective from another master's programme (FREE6001) Elective 5


Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Research Project (COMP9021) Mandatory 30


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