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Cyber Security MSc Extended Masters

Cyber Security MSc Extended Masters

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems

Course type


Course Summary

This Masters in cyber security will suit you if you have a background in ICT and want to develop the practical skills and techniques to solve cyber security problems. You will gain a real-world understanding of the key issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern IT systems. Your studies will also familiarise you with commercial and open-source cyber security equipment, software and services. In addition, you will discover how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and the impact this technology has on organisations. Besides learning about current systems and their supporting technologies, you will also appreciate why the management and delivery of content and services to users is so important.

Extended Masters - If you have completed an undergraduate degree and not met the entry criteria for this course, you may qualify for our Extended MSc Cyber Security option. This includes two additional modules before you progress onto the core Masters degree. You must study for your Extended Masters full-time. English language support is available, if required.

Graduates in cyber security have a good record of gaining employment and progressing in their professional work. Once you successfully complete this course you will be able to pursue a number of opportunities, including those in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and in organisations that are data and knowledge intensive. With your Masters in cyber security you could go on to work as a: network or computer security technician; computer or network security officer; penetration tester; threat and incident response analyst; data privacy officer; network forensics analyst; data protection advisor; security operations analyst; cloud security architect; business continuity manager; cryptographer/cryptologist; security software developeretc. You may want to further your knowledge in a specific area through doctoral study.

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Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date



This module will introduce you to network and systems security. You will start by looking at security threats, vulnerabilities and attack patterns, then progress to firewalls, intrusion detection, and protection systems for networks and computer systems. Finally, you will examine security management, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.
Dissertation - Core
Research Methods - Core

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

To study the Extended Masters programme students will need: a Bachelor's degree

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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