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 UDOLenrolment@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 summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Advanced Security Protocols
(7CS081)
20 credits
Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
(7CS513)
20 credits
Emerging Computing Technologies and Research Methods
(7CS528)
20 credits
Year 2 Human and Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
(7CS525)
20 credits
Securing Networks
(7CS093)
20 credits
Enterprise Security Management
(7CS085)
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 summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 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
Emerging Computing Technologies and Research Methods
(7CS528)
20 credits

Enterprise Security Management
(7CS085)
20 credits
Year 2 Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued