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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems

Course type


Course Summary


Cyber Security is a dynamic area of computing science. It's about understanding:

how the features and vulnerabilities of a system can be exploited by attackers

how to detect, prevent and respond to these attackers

Cyber Security is also a process, requiring input from and interaction with end-users, stakeholders, decision-makers or system designers.

The MSc Cyber Security is designed for honours graduates in computing science, or a discipline with a significant computing component, for example:

  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • mathematics

You should have a good background in computer systems, including programming. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

You'll benefit from our first-class record of research and development in dependable and secure computing. We have leading international research groups and three research centres. They focus on a wide range of computer science fields, including:

  • security and resilience
  • dependable systems
  • cybercrime
  • cloud computing

This course is part of a suite of closely related courses:

  • Cloud Computing MSc
  • Advanced Computer Science MSc
  • Data Science MSc

All four courses share modules. This creates a tight-knit student cohort that has encouraged collaborations on projects undertaking interdisciplinary research.


Security Analysis of Complex Systems (10 Credits) - Core
Machine Learning with Project (10 Credits) - Core
Security Tools and Analysis (20 Credits) - Core
Strategic Case Studies (20 Credits) - Core
Project and Dissertation in Cyber Security (60 Credits) - Core
Research Methods and Group Project in Security and Resilience (20 Credits) - Core
High Integrity Software Development (10 Credits) - Core
Information Security and Trust (10 Credits) - Core
The Challenge of Dependable Systems (10 Credits) - Core
System Security (10 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a discipline with significant computing content, such as: mathematics, engineering, systems engineering. You should also have a good background in computer systems, including programming. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications provided you have several years of relevant industrial computing experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more