Gain an in-depth understanding of artificial intelligence concepts, principles and technologies that affect cyber security. The security of business systems and data is vital, and with most business having an online presence you will learn to implement AI to monitor and protect against cyber attacks.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
With large scale cyberattacks becoming more common in recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) is key in watching for patterns that could indicate bots or other AI systems, blocking these attempts and keeping systems secured.
With an overwhelming majority of security vendors claiming to do some kind of artificial intelligence in their solutions – either to spot malicious behaviour patterns, or to add support to overloaded security operation centres – already AI is changing the methods of how most security vendors approach threat detection, and many would agree that AI in security is still in its infancy.
Our MSc Artificial Intelligence with Cyber Security course is designed to prepare you in the area of network, information and computer security, focusing on the strategic implementation of AI-enabled security methods. You will learn in a business-focussed context, allowing you to assess new and existing cyber security threats and apply suitable AI techniques to minimise them. Businesses will also have the opportunity to present you with real-life problems through our guest lectures, giving you an understanding of business needs in this area.
You will gain an awareness of the legal, economic, societal and ethical issues that an AI-based cyber security system might impact on, and the ability to implement IT strategies to conform to the appropriate professional, regulatory and ethical guideline constraints.
This course addresses the needs of network engineers, cyber security specialists and computer scientists who already have a relevant degree qualification and want to broaden their expertise through postgraduate studies in AI techniques applied to cyber security.
Once you have completed this course you will be prepared to undertake roles that require programming for data analysis, a knowledge of machine learning, neural networks and deep learning and also apply these skills specifically to cyber security.
If you'd like to continue your studies in research or further education, Anglia Ruskin offers a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate research degrees including MPhil or/and PhD in Computer Science, or even a DProf in Science and Technology.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. You’ll complete exams, essays, research reports, oral presentations, and a dissertation on a subject of your choice.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic all our students can choose to either study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.
For on-campus teaching, we offer at least four hours face-to-face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time courses, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours vary course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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