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Full time | Newton Park Campus | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems

Course type


Course Summary

The UK is a globally leading digital economy, yet its prosperity is reliant upon an ability to secure businesses, data and networks from cyber threats. Costs of cyber security failure are substantial for companies and nation states, with often hidden consequences for wider society. To manage risk, the cyber sector needs rational and resilient people that hold an industry-informed, holistic understanding of current issues and future directions of travel.

This Cyber Security course focuses on the operational level decisions that business and public sector leaders need to make in order to develop, monitor and evaluate cost effective cyber risk management strategies. You’ll learn to formulate digital-era leadership techniques that deliver genuine business benefits.


MSc Cyber Security has been designed in collaboration with some of the UK’s cyber business leaders. We prioritise the ‘complete picture’ to give you the insight and toolkit needed to make effective operation decisions that protect organisations at risk of cyber attack.

You begin by building knowledge of the fundamentals of cyber security before examining existing and emerging defence and offense strategies. Equipped with a good understanding of vulnerabilities and attack vectors, you then explore how to build an active cyber defence armoury. Modules on law and regulation, systems of governance, operational resilience and risk assessment provide the conceptual context needed to engage the practical realities of cyber security management.


For graduates of Computing disciplines, MSc Cyber Security supports entry into a range of IT roles where cyber security is an integral component but not necessarily an entire responsibility. You’ll be able to demonstrate your value to a range of companies quickly, and later build on the management skills gained during your study to compete for more senior positions.


Critical Vulnerability Analysis (15 Credits) - Core
Critical National Infrastructure (15 Credits) - Core
Cyber War (15 Credits) - Core
Business Security Architecture (30 Credits) - Core
Cyber Security Bootcamp (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You should have a good honours degree in Computing or a related subject. However, we'll consider applications from you, without a relevant degree, if you're able to demonstrate that you have relevant skills in computing and a passion for the subject.