If you're already working within cyber security, data protection and IT you'll be suitable for this Cyber Security degree apprenticeship.
You'll use a combination of technical and soft skills throughout this Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, you'll also have extensive on-the-job training. You'll become an expert in your field so you can take your career to the next level.
This course meets the needs of the apprenticeships scheme. It is designed to the Cyber Security Technology Specialism of the Digital Technology Solutions Level 7 integrated degree standard.
All apprenticeships in the School of Computing have been created by the Institute of Coding (IoC). The IoC is a government-funded project to help close the digital skills gap. The MSc has also been created in consultation with industry. This ensures you develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.
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What you'll learn
This Cyber Security degree apprenticeship will cover:
- system security
- the challenge of dependable systems
- information security and trust
- security analysis of complex systems
- security tools and analysis
- leadership and change in the digital age
- digital technology and innovation management
You'll carry out:
- strategic case studies
- a Capstone project undertaken with your employer
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
How you'll learn
This course is delivered by the School of Computing. It has no exams and is a mixture of:
- online learning
It is taught over a two year period, equivalent to a part-time master's.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral examination
- Practical lab report
- Reflective log
You'll carry out a six-month project within your workplace at the end of the course. In your project, you'll need to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt on the MSc to your day-to-day work.
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Dr John Mace, Degree Programme Leader
John is the Degree Programme Leader, and a Lecturer in Cyber Security, specialising in security and privacy issues related to smart infrastructure. He is an associate with the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity and advises on the current Markets for Connected Space Sharing (MACSS) project.
Dr Rasha Ibrahim, Lecturer
Rasha is a Lecturer in Cyber Security. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of York. Rasha’s scholarly interests are in Ethical Hacking, Mobile Phishing, Human Factors in Security, and Ethics in Cyber Security research.
This course will enable you to reach your full potential in cyber security. You'll learn how to directly apply your new skills in the workplace, whilst being supported by both university academics and mentors in the workplace.
You will maintain a portfolio of your learning throughout this course.
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The School of Computing is based in the £58million Urban Sciences Building, a flagship development located on the £350m Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. It brings together:
- the public sector
- business and industry
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
Find out more about:
- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
If you're applying for funding, always check the funding application deadline. This deadline may be earlier than the application deadline for your course.
For some funding schemes, you need to have received an offer of a place on a course before you can apply for the funding.
This course is entirely funded through the apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is paid by all organisations with a wage bill of over £3m per year.
In order to gain entry to the course, you must be employed by an employer who pays the levy and is willing to enter into an agreement with the University to deliver this training.
The University is unable to help find a suitable employer for individuals wanting to study this degree.
If you are interested, we can help you in your conversations with your HR, learning and development and other colleagues.
The funding band for this programme, set by industry, is £21,000 for the full duration of the course. This is paid on a monthly basis by the employer through their digital account.
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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