2019 start
MSc

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Our project-based courses give you valuable hands-on experience. We teach you how to apply what you learn in business and industry, anywhere in the world.
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Course description

This course combines two disciplines: cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing problems of our time and artificial intelligence has made great advances in recent years. Skills in both areas are very much in demand. You will receive a grounding in the fundamentals of cybersecurity and AI. There are taught modules in each of these disciplines and you’ll carry out a project that addresses a research problem (or problems) at the interface of the two.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence
  • Scalable Machine Learning
  • Text Processing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Fundamental Security Properties and Mechanisms
  • Development of Secure Software
  • Cyber Threat Hunting and Digital Forensics
  • Security of Control and Embedded Systems
  • Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Project

Teaching

We use lectures, online technical content, tutorials, practical lab sessions and seminars led by staff from external organisations.

Assessment

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework, mini team project, practical assessment, podcast and poster development, and a research project dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (computer science or a numerate discipline with experience of software systems development).

You will also have studied mathematics to grade A at A Level (or equivalent).

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Contact

msc-compsci@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1800

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.