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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems Computer Security Systems

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Cyber Security seeks to address the increasing demand for Cyber Security related domains in both academic, vocational qualifications and projection for an increased shortage of Cyber Security professionals in the industry. The course has been designed by a team of leading experts, researchers and trainers in the field and gives the opportunity to the students to be exposed to cutting-edge technologies, tools and techniques in cyber exploitation and defence.

Students also have full access to a dedicated Virtual Security Operations Centre (VSoC) established in close collaboration with the industry in a blended programme that amalgamates Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and technical skills required by Cyber Security Professionals. The MSc Cyber security is one of the few courses in the UK to internally host such a platform available to students as part of their course and personal development in the field of Information security.

What skills will you gain?

The educational aims of the course with regards to knowledge and skills gained are:

You will enhance critical understanding and synthesis skills with regards to security processes, techniques and methodologies around cyber security in a blended learning environment with strong hands-on explication using cutting-edge software and hardware. The course will cover cyber defence elements and state-of-the-art in exploitation techniques, threats and security risks in both targeted and multi-stage cyber-attacks in the cyberspace.

You should be able to identify and mitigate security violations across the cyberspace with a strong emphasis on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) frameworks and standards; and the importance of automation and orchestration of security operations in highly volatile and sensitive environments to develop better and more efficient security controls.

You will be exposed to formalised security principles and protocols and expand your ability and capabilities in strong system administration and modelling of threat landscapes in a variety of different organisational contexts. Since this programme has been developed concerning the requirements of cyber security professional bodies, it aims to produce postgraduates with subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the cyber security industry or other related IT disciplines.

Career path

After the completion of this course graduates are more likely to progress in the following areas:

  1. Information Security Analysts
  2. Penetration Testers
  3. Information Systems managers
  4. Security architects
  5. Intrusion analysts
  6. Lead security auditors

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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

Students need to have: A lower second honours degree in Computer Science or equivalent; A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade 50% in all modules.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more