MSc Mathematics of Cybersecurity

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New programme for 2018

Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

Preserving the security of computers, connected devices and their data becomes more important every year. Mathematics plays a key role in both preventing and modelling security breaches, with many cybersecurity tools and algorithms being based on mathematical ideas.

This postgraduate programme gives you a rigorous introduction to the underpinning theories in mathematics and will equip you with modern tools to implement them. You will gain a qualification and skills in an area where there is a recognised skills shortage in the employment market.

The School of Mathematics has more than doubled in size over the last decade; in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 87 per cent of our mathematical sciences research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£10,700
Overseas: full-time
£21,100
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£14,300

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The MSc in Mathematics of Cybersecurity is composed of a taught component running from October to May (120 credit points), followed by a 60-credit group research project between June and September.

There are a range of mandatory and optional units in the taught component, covering pure mathematics, data science, computer science and statistics. Bespoke units have been designed specifically for the MSc in Mathematics of Cybersecurity.

You will complete a group dissertation project with a real-world focus at the end of the taught component of your programme.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Mathematics of Cybersecurity.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2:1) honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or statistics.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate strong skills in Probability and Statistics, equivalent to the University of Bristol School of Mathematics Probability 2 and Statistics 2 units.

Applicants would also benefit from having a basic understanding of one or more programming languages (eg R, Python or C). Professional experience may be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

The MSc in Mathematics of Cybersecurity provides exciting career opportunities for mathematics graduates.

A vast range of government and business sectors employ people in cybersecurity, including retail, airlines, telecommunications, defense, utilities, manufacturing, software and financial companies.

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 July 2018

Early application encouraged; places may fill before our deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 43% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Miss Anna Coates Student Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7654 Email: maths-cyber@bristol.ac.uk

Mathematics Building
University Walk
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1TW http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maths/

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