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MSc in Cyber Security (Graduate Apprenticeship)

The Cyber Security Graduate Apprenticeship is aimed at employment in the following areas: Information security audit, compliance and governance, cyber security testing, architecture, threat management or risk analysis and management and in a security operations centre.

Who is it for?

New and existing employees of all ages, who live and work in Scotland and are looking to develop their careers in a digital profession.

How is the Graduate Apprenticeship programme structured?

The programme is delivered over three stages, featuring a combination of tutor-supported study modules and professional practice modules (work-based learning).

This is a work-based higher education programme designed to develop the apprentice’s learning and experience, to equip apprentices with the higher-level understanding, skills and behavioural characteristics needed to underpin a successful career as a senior cyber security professional.

The academic components of the programme enable the apprentice to develop solid knowledge and skills in the areas of information security management, digital forensics and a choice of either network security, data management or software engineering. 

In addition, work-based learning supports the application of new knowledge and skills in the workplace so the apprentice gains quality, practical experience of designing and/or evaluating technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks and data from unauthorised access. 

Stage 1 (60 credits)

  • Information security
  • Choose from: Network Security, Data Management or Software Engineering

Stage 2 (60 credits) 

  • Digital forensics
  • Professional Practice 5 (work-based learning)

Stage 3 (60 credits) 

  • Professional project (work-based learning)
  • Professional Practice 6 (work-based learning)

Support

On top of account management support, your organisation will also be allocated with the following resources:

  • Practice Tutor
    Helps to integrate learning into the workplace across the entire programme and supports the delivery of the work-based learning modules. The practice tutor will visit the workplace at least four times per year.
  • Academic Tutor
    Facilitates learning within the knowledge modules at each stage of the qualification through personalised tuition, student support and feedback.
  • Apprenticeship Programme Delivery Manager
    Supports employers to deliver Graduate Apprenticeship programmes that meet their business needs and are to agreed financial and performance targets. Provides regular management information.