MSc Mathematics of Cybersecurity

Increasing reliance of the world’s businesses and infrastructure on networked devices makes security issues ever more crucial, with breaches causing severe economic and reputational damage. The Mathematics of Cybersecurity MSc is designed to equip mathematics graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to combat increasing threats.

The Mathematics of Cybersecurity MSc curriculum contains an exciting variety of units including strands of pure mathematics, data science, computer science and statistics. You will complete a group dissertation project with a real-world focus at the end of the taught component of your programme. If you have covered the material in one of the mandatory units you can complete an alternative unit with the agreement of the Programme Director. Some teaching may occur on a Wednesday afternoon.

Some programming will be required as part of the course. Applicants would benefit from having some basic programming experience (particularly in R, Python or C), but this does not need to have been obtained via formal qualifications or training and could be via freely available online courses.

It’s such a unique course and so relevant today. It’s providing us with a concentrated skills-set and the tools we need to succeed in an up and coming industry.

Sam Harding, MSc Mathematics of Cybersecurity

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The School of Mathematics is a member of the Cyber Exchange, which provides a focal point for UK organisations connected with, or with an interest in, cyber security to connect, engage and collaborate.

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