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Cybersecurity (Conversion) MSc

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems Internet Security Systems

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Our Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to make the leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity. The course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Why study this course with us?

This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, which was established in 1985 and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.

The course is taught by experts in the field with years of expertise in industry, and has close links with industry, government, and the police.

The Department is also home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students can gain experience of commercial projects.


The core modules comprise workshops of three hours of face time, each across ten weeks. You can expect a normal workload of 55-60 hours’ study and practice per week. In addition to this, you will have your own Personal Academic Tutor.

Most of the work will be assessed by coursework.

Job prospects

Graduates have gone on to leading roles in industry in the field of security and penetration testing, in policing, and in government.


Projects which will involve the application of methods and equipment introduced in taught modules, will be based on subjects agreed in principle with the Postgraduate Dissertation Coordinator and potential supervisors. The research dissertation may be University-based or carried out in the employer's workplace, or through a work placement where a local organisation has a direct role in facilitating the project.

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Entry requirements

You need a good honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) in a science, maths, engineering, or cognitive field would be expected, or one where the applicant can show technical discipline. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered on an individual basis. This will include applicant's degree subject area, relevant experience and/or training, etc.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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