Study patterns: Cyber Security MSc (online)

On this page you will find the study patterns for our MSc Cyber Security (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Cyber Security, MSc (online) - standard (3 years) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Emerging Computing Technologies and Research Methods
(7CS528)
20 credits
Advanced Security Protocols
(7CS081)
20 credits
Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
(7CS513)
20 credits
Year 2 Enterprise Security Management
(7CS085)
20 credits
Human and Legal Aspects of Cyber Security 
(7CS525)
20 credits
Securing Networks
(7CS093)
20 credits
Year 3 Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued

 

Cyber Security, MSc (online) - accelerated (2 years) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Emerging Computing Technologies and Research Methods
(7CS528)
20 credits

Enterprise Security Management
(7CS085)
20 credits 

Advanced Security Protocols
(7CS081)
20 credits

Human and Legal Aspects of Cyber Security 
(7CS525)
20 credits

Securing Networks
(7CS093)
20 credits

Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
(7CS513)
20 credits

Year 2 Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued