A week in the life of a postgraduate on our MSc in Information Security
From lectures to laboratory-based practicals, discover what a typical week looks like for a student on our MSc in Information Security.
How you'll learn
Your teaching will be delivered by academics working at an institution that has been acclaimed as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education by the National Cyber Security Centre. You’ll learn through a combination of:
- Group work
- Laboratory-based practical's
- Online learning.
Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.
We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The best thing about the programme is that it is all relatable to industry and the real world of work. Every piece of theory you learn is backed up by engaging practical labs which allow you to further consolidate your skills. You also study non-technical modules in important topics like project management and security management, and get the chance to hear from leaders about their careers in information security.Hashim Shamsi, Information Security MSc
A typical week
You'll receive approximately 14 contact hours each week.
- 9am - 11am: Database Systems – Lecture
- 12 noon - 1pm: Information Security Management – Lecture
- 1pm - 3pm: Information Security Management – Lab Workshop.
- 10am - 12 noon: Database Systems – Lab Workshop.
Please note, Wednesday afternoons are left free for sporting and other University society activities.
- 10am - 12 noon: Symmetric Cryptography – Lecture
- 1pm - 3pm: Symmetric Cryptography – Lab Workshop.
- 9am - 12 noon: Architectural Thinking for Security – Lecture.
Disclaimer: The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.