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Applied Cyber Security with Professional Internship MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems Preparation For Work

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Applied Cyber Security with Professional Internship aims to develop the next generation of industry leaders and address the shortage of cyber security professionals globally. The emphasis of the programme is to provide graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the cyber security challenges facing industry and society, and equipping them with the skills necessary to address those challenges. The programme provides a strong education in the core areas of cyber security and offers applied practical skills training in key software tools and programs. Our MSc is one of an elite number of UK master’s degrees in cyber security to achieve GCHQ Certification.

The aim of the programme is to offer a multi-disciplinary education in cyber security that prepares graduates for employment in technical development, cyber risk analysis, managerial positions such as Chief Information Security Officer, entrepreneurial endeavours, or as preparation for further research. Our graduates have found that holding a prestigious MSc qualification from Queen’s, at one of the UK’s top engineering Schools, have significantly enhanced their job opportunities and employment prospects. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while our innovative MSc Applied Cyber Security programme integrates a range of unique and exciting opportunities to interact and engage with business and research leaders in cyber security, ensuring we help our students to gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Applied Cryptography
Computer Forensics
Ethical & Legal Issues in Cyber Security
Software Assurance
Research Project
Network Security & Monitoring

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics with Computer Science, Physics with Computer Science or a related discipline. Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree and a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University) in one of the above disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Department profile

A warm Belfast welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen's University! Our Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences spans disciplines that impact on lives today and will shape our future. With strength in traditional engineering disciplines, the Faculty - through its seven individual Schools - brings together diverse topics, such as carbon-dating and astrophysics, to create a dynamic multidisciplinary setting...more

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