MSc
2021 start

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Receive a grounding in the fundamentals of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. 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.

Applying for this course

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

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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

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

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).

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Apply

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

Apply now

Contact

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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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