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MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime

MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems Security

Course type


Course Summary

Develop skills in cybersecurity to adapt to challenging situations across a global computing infrastructure


This course is focused on the fast-developing areas of networking and cybersecurity and also awards significant credit for the application of course-derived knowledge to your employer’s systems or procedures.

The course blends hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, utilising a range of remotely-accessible resources to allow access to specialised computer configurations.

Additionally, you study modules designed to enhance your current skills using flexible learning material and practical activities which can be completed online or remotely. Finally, a dissertation project is undertaken which further strengthens your cybersecurity skillset.

Course details

The Masters degree in Advanced Security & Cybercrime focuses on extending your knowledge as a working professional into leading-edge issues related to network and computer security technologies and processes, both generally and with a particular focus on the growing threats from cybercrime.

Remote systems allow you to engage with the practical activities of the course from home or work. We also have well-equipped labs, which you can use if you wish to attend the campus.

Some credits are derived from your employment activities, so you must be already employed in a company which allows you to demonstrate your developing course knowledge.

How you’ll be taught

This course is designed for professionals already employed in the area of computing who wish to develop their skills into the areas of computer security and cybercrime.


  • Security Consultant
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Audit/Compliance Consultant
  • Security Adviser/Auditor
  • Cybercrime Consultant.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


18 months

Start date



This module includes: Managing project start-up through project requirements evaluation and project planning techniques; Comparing and contrasting big up front and appropriate design approaches; Comparative analysis of software project management approaches and Bodies of Knowledge (BoK) applied to software development projects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Taught modules: £959. Dissertation: £570.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in a Computing discipline and 2 years relevant work experience in order to be eligible for this programme. We may also consider those with a degree in a non Computing related discipline if you have 5 years of sufficient work experience within the industry. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

University information

With three campuses located across the city, Edinburgh Napier University offers you the opportunity to join a diverse and friendly student community. The University boasts a wide range of postgraduate degrees in subject areas such as Biosciences, Building & Surveying, Music, Teaching, and Tourism, Hospitality and Events, which you can choose to study either full-time or part-time. For full flexibility, there is also a selection of online and...more

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