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Postgraduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Gain practical experience for cybercrime prevention

Learn essential skills and techniques to understand and manage cyber security, with this specialist qualification in one of the most essential areas of computer science.

In this comprehensive online programme, develop critical understanding of security procedures to solve practical security problems, and learn how to apply these in response to real-world business problems. Combining theoretical understanding with hands-on practical skills, gain insights into cryptographic algorithms and build experience through an "ethical hacking" environment.

Why choose the Postgraduate Certificate in Cyber Security?

  • Develop a theoretical and practical foundation of the tools and techniques that may be deployed to prevent and limit cybercrime
  • Increase your understanding of the processes available to investigate and manage suspected cyber-attacks
  • Study 100% online and complete your studies in approximately a year
  • Earn a postgraduate certificate from a world-class university and a computer science department ranked among the best in the UK for IT research
  • Showcase your understanding and practical skills of cyber security through our innovative, cloud-based server platform by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence

As a graduate of this programme, you can update or acquire key skills to apply in the modern workplace. You can also progress to a full MSc in Cyber Security.

Global Career Advisor Network

Join the PGCert in Cyber Security programme and you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. They can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.


Professional Portfolio of Evidence

A cloud-based collection of your work that you can present to employers and peers to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.

Cloud-based server platform

Our innovative online study environment mirrors a real-life computing work environment, allowing you to access large sets of data and different software platforms, conduct simulations, and perform practical tasks related to your programme.

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