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Selina Hayat


Course studied: MSc IT Security

We now offer: MSc Cyber Security

United Kingdom
The MSC IT Security course offers a range of modules I feel will open doors for me to pursue a career in cyber security.

More about Selina

After graduating, I decided to have a year out from studies and began working as a 1st line support analyst in my hometown. During this role, I decided I needed more of a challenge with my day to day tasks and began to look down the Masters route.

I researched subjects and key topics that interested me, particularly cyber security. I had completed my undergraduate degree in Computing at De Montfort University, Leicester, but felt the need of a change. I had a few universities in mind, but NTU proved to be the most attractive, particularly as it was named university of the year.

The MSC IT Security course also offers a range of modules I feel will open doors for me to pursue a career in cyber security.  I also looked at the virtual tours on the NTU website and the design and innovation of the Clifton Campus really drew my attention.  I felt NTU would be ideal for me.

The course

Many of the students on MSc IT Security don’t directly have a computing background and the diversity of the people and their experiences makes it fun to share and exchange knowledge.

The modules are split up into lectures, tutorials and seminars. These are very engaging and makes it easy to understand new concepts and avoid confusion.

Staff at NTU are very supportive and always open to approach and ask questions if need be. The facilities are also great. I use the libraries on the City and Clifton campus and both offer a vast amount of space for independent and group learning. You can also access postgraduate only buildings at Clifton tha tprovide peaceful areas to work.

I would definitely recommend the course. A few of my friends are interested in taking up the course part-time to fit around work commitments.


I was awarded an NTU International / EU scholarship. This has helped me vastly as I received a 50% reduction on my tuition fees. This helped me pay for my accommodation and lifted the burden of having to find a part-time job immediately. It’s enabled me to focus on my studies more and I am very grateful being given this opportunity.

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