Following the certification of 18 cyber security master’s degrees from 14 different universities within the last two years, GCHQ has opened the next round of applications for certification, and the organisation has announced that this year, it will be looking to certify BA degrees for the first time; in addition to further master’s and integrated master’s courses.
As students embark on the challenge of searching for a proactive course, it can prove difficult to choose from the vast range of cyber security degree programmes on offer in the UK. Therefore, for students at schools and universities, GCHQ certification can greatly influence the choice of cyber security course as GCHQ certification indicates the degree will provide ‘well-defined and appropriate content’.
Furthermore, students currently studying a GCHQ-certified degree programme will be given an additional form of recognition, stating that the individual has successfully completed a GCHQ-certified degree; increasing employment prospects post-graduation.
The closing date for all course applications is Friday, January 13 2017 at 16.00.
Read a full breakdown of the master degrees GCHQ currently certify here