Academic Partner - The University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Address: School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Primary Academic Contact: Dr Ian Batten
Department: Computer Science
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: +44(0)121 414 9195

With a heritage as the original ‘redbrick’ university, the University of Birmingham is a leading member of the Russell Group and a founder member of the Universitas 21 global network of research universities. Birmingham is ranked in the top 100 universities internationally, and in the top 20 in all UK league tables. The University received Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework was rated with over 80% of its research as internationally excellent or world-leading. Among its 300,000 alumni, 7,500 staff and 34,000 current students, Birmingham counts eleven Nobel Laureates. The University was named by The Times as 2016 University of the Year for Graduate Employment.

The Centre for Cyber Security is recognised by NCSC and EPSRC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security research. Consisting of a large team of academics with expertise across the spectrum of security topics and methods, the centre has significant strengths in applied cryptography, hardware and embedded infrastructure security, and formal methods. We are dedicated to working with industry and government to improve cyber security and privacy for all of society.

Course Title Link to Course
BSc Computer Science;

MSci Computer Science

Our undergraduate courses offer students the opportunity to study cyber security. Second years study Security and Networks, which can be expanded on in final year with options in Security of Real-World Systems and Theoretical Foundations for Security. Students can also pursue a security-related final project.
We also have a GCHQ-certified MSc Cyber Security This course covers all aspects of security, including cryptography, designing secure systems, forensics and malware analysis, network security, secure programming, secure system management, hardware and embedded systems security, and penetration testing. This core security content can be extended with options including advanced cryptography, security research, and further topics related to networks, operating systems, languages, data analysis and ubiquitous computing. During the summer, students undertake a large security-related project supervised by one of our large team of cyber security academics. Students benefit from dedicated security lab facilities as well as visiting speakers from government and industry.

Additional Academic Contacts:
Professor Mark Ryan
Department: Computer Science
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number:+44(0)121 414 7361