COMP47840 Cybersecurity Case Study

Academic Year 2022/2023

Students are expected to perform an individual investigation and produce a report describing the method of investigation, its results, and a discussion of lessons learned. By doing so, students must demonstrate correct application of skills and knowledge learned in the previous taught modules on the MSc in Cybersecurity programme.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Apply cybersecurity techniques to practical security problems
- Report on the results obtained
- Evaluate the performance of these techniques

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning


Project Supervision




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning;
Problem-based learning;
Lab Work;
Critical Writing 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

The student should have successfully completed the following modules:
- Information Security
- Leadership in Security
- Privacy and Compliance
- Risk Assessment and Standards
- Secure Software Engineering
- Applied Cryptography
- Network Security
- Incident Response

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
COMP47800 - Leadership in Security, COMP47870 - Incident Response, COMP47880 - Network Security, COMP47890 - Applied Cryptography, COMP47900 - Cyber Risk Assessment&Standard, COMP47910 - Secure Software Engineering, COMP47920 - Information Security, LAW42160 - Cybersecurity Law

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Cybersecurity Case Study Report Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive regular verbal feedback during supervisory meetings and can expect feedback from their supervisor on one draft of their project report, provided they supply it in a timely manner.