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GCHQ awards six UK university Masters degrees cyber security accreditation

Certified course status recognises a standard for cyber education

By Lee Bell August 1, 2014


THE UK GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS HEADQUARTERS (GCHQ) has announced the certification of six Master's degree programmes in cyber security as online attacks become increasingly more prevalent


Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude announced the accreditation of the courses when he visited GCHQ on Friday, marking what the government is calling "another significant step in the development of the UK's knowledge, skills and capability in all fields of Cyber Security."


The six successful university courses whose cyber security Masters degrees have been awarded GCHQ certified status, are: Edinburgh Napier University's MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics; Lancaster University's MSc in Cyber Security; the University of Oxford's MSc in Software and Systems Security; and Royal Holloway, University of London for its MSc in Information Security


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