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About the Program

Why choose this course?

Cyber security plays an increasingly important role in our world of ever-evolving technology. This course will help you to deepen your understanding of network security, penetration testing and computer forensics, whilst also adopting a systematic approach to information security management, from the varied perspectives to the technical elements.

  • You will explore several specialist technical disciplines. These will focus on areas such as developing secure software platforms and protecting against complex attack processes used to breach system security.
  • To enhance your learning experience, the programme integrates professional skills which relate to audit, management and risk. These will address both cyber security and data protection regulations within institutions and organisations.
  • Topics of focus will include cryptography, ethical hacking and penetration testing, information security management, information risk management, software security and implementing secure systems.

Key course features

  • This course offers you the opportunity to study cyber security in-depth.
  • Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich online materials to support your independent learning.
  • You will explore information assurance methodologies, testing operational security management, incident management, audit, assurance and review, business continuity management, and more.
  • Our staff undertake leading research into several areas of cyber security, and will provide you with the latest insights as you develop your own specialism.
  • The research activities you undertake will be associated with the university’s thriving and, often collaborative, research centre.

What you will study

Students will study 6 core modules worth 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making up a total of 180 credits altogether.


  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Advanced Ethical Hacking
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Developing Secure Software
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Technological Horizon-Scanning
  • Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

The standard entry requirements for these programmes are an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases, applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Teaching & Assessment

Postgraduate Study & Research Methods

  • Coursework - 40% - 1500 words
  • Coursework - 60% - 2000 words

Advanced Ethical Hacking

  • Coursework - 60% - 3000 words
  • Practical - 40%

Security and Risk Management

  • Case Study - 70% - 4000 words
  • In-class test - 30%

Developing Secure Software

  • Portfolio - 70% - 4000 words
  • In-class test - 30%

Applied Cryptography

  • Examination - 50%
  • Practical - 50% - 3000 words

Technological Horizon-Scanning

  • Coursework - 70% - 3000 words
  • Presentation - 30%


  • Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words
  • Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words

Teaching and Learning

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Program Details

Starting dates :

12th September 2022

Program level :


Education form :

On Campus

Available spots :



Avg Cost of Tuition/Year

7,000.00 USD

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