Cyber Security, also known as computer security or IT security is a specialized study in protecting the information and data from theft or damage to hardware or software. With so much important data stored in every system, there's a constant need to protect it from any harm, else it could disrupt the business. As the data is becoming more valuable, so is the need to protect it, and the demand for professionals.
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The number of jobs in cybersecurity has doubled in the last four years and makes an excellent career choice. Undergraduates with a degree in Computer Science and Information Technology can pursue a master’s degree in the Cyber Security, check out some of the best 5 universities from which you could pursue a masters degree:
A 12-month full-time course for international students, the degree at Lancaster University equips the students to work in the IT security. Lancaster was recently awarded the EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in cybersecurity research.
The course combines advanced technical skills with disciplines such as economics, risk management, psychology, and social science.
Fees for international students: £18,900 (₹15.78Lac)
Excellent opportunity for international students to finish a master's degree in 12 months and get valuable industry experience for another 12 months.
The Royal Holloway course has also received accreditation by GCHQ. The student will get a visa for 28 months, 4 months additional after the completion of the course.
For the second year, the students don’t have to pay the full fee but only 20% of the course fee i.e. £3160.
Fees for international students: £17,500+£3500(second year)=£18,960 (₹17.53Lac)
The course at the University of York is made up of 8 modules and one final individual project. A strong computer background is required for this course. The course covers identity, trust and reputation, cryptography, network security, malware, and intrusion detection, risk management and development of high assurance systems.
Fees for international students: £20,100 (₹19.30Lac)
The school at the University of Birmingham is ranked 3rd in the Russell Group for Computer Science and Information Systems in the Guardian University Guide 2016. The program equips a student with skills to solve complex real-time work problems.
Fees for international students: £20,250 (₹16.91Lac)
Ranked in the top 10 in the Computer Sciences by the Guardian, Times Higher Education, and the Sunday Times, the Cyber Security program at the University of Southampton is also a 12-month program.
Fees for international students: £20,300 (₹16.95Lac)
*The price in Indian rupees in only indicative and will vary depending upon the GBP’s exchange rate. For calculations 1 GBP=83.50 INR
Study Master in Cyber Security in the UK