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This programme aims to develop research-based practice amongst professionals currently working within the Information Security area. As a result of the rapid growth in both the availability of global information structures (e.g. the Internet) and the number of users, information security professionals are facing major challenges providing services that are accessible yet safe. Keeping business channels flexible and easy to use whilst guarding against the e-criminal is an on-going project.

“Despite the growing space and sophistication of cyber threats there are not enough people equipped with the appreciate knowledge, skills and abilities to protect the information technology for strategic advantage” - Professionalizing Cybersecurity: A Path to universal standards and status (2015).

“81% of IT and Cybersecurity Professionals believe that if the right investments in people, process and technologies were in place, their organisations would be better able to mitigate all future security breaches” - 2014 Ponemon Institute Research Report.
 

 

This programme aims to develop research-based practice amongst professionals currently working within the Information Security area. As a result of the rapid growth in both the availability of global information structures (e.g. the Internet) and the number of users, information security professionals are facing major challenges providing services that are accessible yet safe. Keeping business...

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Course Content

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

MODULES

  • IT and Internet Law (DL) (core)
  • Seizure & Examination of Computer Systems (core)
  • Applied Research Tools & Techniques (core)
  • Work-based Planning (core)
  • Work-based Practice (core)
  • Research Methods for Technologists (core)
  • Project Portfolio (core)
  • Research Conference (core)
  • Research Thesis (core)

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change. MODULES IT and Internet Law (DL) (core) Seizure & Examination of Computer Systems (core) Applied Research Tools &...

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Entry Requirements

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :- Applicants must have current significant work experience in a senior position and a proven commitment to professional, personal and intellectual development.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent) If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.  ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :- Applicants must have current significant work experience in a senior position and a proven commitment to professional, personal and intellectual...

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Assessment Methods

Taught modules assessment:

- In all level 8 modules students must obtain: 60% overall with a minimum component mark of 50%

- In all level 7 modules students must obtain: 50% overall with a minimum component mark of 40%

- Students who, after the appropriate reassessment attempts, are unable to pass one or more of core taught modules will not achieve the award of Professional Doctorate.

- Students who are unable to gain enough credits from the taught modules may be eligible exit with a lesser award.

- Students who are unsuccessful in any level 8 module of assessment may be re-assessed on one further occasion only.

- Students who are unsuccessful in any level 7 module of assessment may be re-assessed on three further occasions.

 

Taught modules assessment: - In all level 8 modules students must obtain: 60% overall with a minimum component mark of 50% - In all level 7 modules students must obtain: 50% overall with a minimum component mark of 40% - Students who, after the appropriate reassessment attempts, are unable to pass one or more of core taught modules...

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Additional Information

This unique course offers a professional doctoral qualification in the expanding area of information security. Most of the course is based on negotiated learning, which means you will construct research-based learning around your interests and experience. 

The danger of cybercrime is growing and is affecting individuals, governments and organisations across the world. From phishing to hacking, scamming to grooming, botnets to cyberterrorism, the range and variety of threats seems to expand constantly. 

This Prof Doc addresses system vulnerabilities and explores preventative measures, repair and detection. This course is aimed at professionals working within the information security area who wish to develop their research-based practice. 

As a result of the rapid growth in both the availability of global information structures and the number of users, information security professionals face major challenges to provide services that are accessible and yet safe. Keeping business channels flexible and easy to use, while guarding against cyber criminals, is an on-going project. 

We aim to improve professional practice in the information security area through our research methods.

Our course leaders continuously update their expertise, carrying out leading research within this market.

This unique course offers a professional doctoral qualification in the expanding area of information security. Most of the course is based on negotiated learning, which means you will construct research-based learning around your interests and experience.  The danger of cybercrime is growing and is affecting individuals, governments and organisations across the world. From...

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