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Cyber Security (Module)

Module description

*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.


  • Provide a framework for understanding cyber security
  • Provide a foundation to design and deliver cyber security policies
  • Explore the main concepts and theories of cyber security
  • Promote a technical understanding of the Internet, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • Develop a historical understanding of past cyber security incidents
  • Foster the skills to evaluate and assess threats and develop appropriate responses

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete Cyber Security should have:

  • familiarity with key cyber security debates
  • an understanding of the threat landscape
  • the ability to assess the political and commercial significance of various threats
  • demonstrated an ability to assess these arguments, through empirical and critical analysis
  • gained practice and knowledge in a range of intellectual, study and practical skills
  • acquired the ability to distinguish between high­quality research on cyber security and contributions in poor quality, especially in online sources


Staff information

Dr. Daniel Moore

Teaching pattern

Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a Full Year 40-credit module, this will equate to 40 hours of teaching time (2 hours per week) with 360 hours of self study.

Module assessment - more information

Coursework only

Key information

Module code 7SSWM061

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 40

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No