MSc Cyber Security

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About the course


With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data. Our MSc Cyber Security provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices.

In addition to developing the key skills for handling security incidents, you will learn how to identify new and existing threats and the methods by which to reduce them.

Key facts

  • Develop key skills which are highly in demand by employers
  • Enhance your ability to handle and minimise security threats and incidents
  • Understand information governance and assurance
  • Upon successfully graduating, further build your skills and employability with one of the UK’s leading IT and project management training providers, QA with Professional Pathways
  • Also available as a part-time programme

Modular Content

  • Information Security and Governance (20 credits)

  • Network Security (20 credits)

  • Wireless Networks (20 credits)

  • Information Assurance and Risk Management (20 credits)

  • Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security (20 credits)

  • Research and Project Management (20 credits)

  • MSc Computer Science and Digital Technologies Project (60 credits)



2017/18 tuition fee: £9,995 (UK/EU) £14,000 (international)

2018/19 tuition fee: £7,995 (UK/EU) £14,000 (international)


2018/19 tuition fee: £9,950

Scholarships and Bursaries available for students.

If you are an international student and choose to study the full-time programme, you will be eligible for either our programme bursary, or a country bursary, whichever is greater. High performing students may be eligible for an academic scholarship in addition.

Alternatively, depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for one of our country bursaries and/scholarships to help finance your studies. All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Fees and Finance options:

  • Scholarships and bursaries for international students
  • £10,280 Postgraduate loan – introduced by the government for students starting a Masters in the academic year of 2017/18
  • Instalment plans available for self-funding students

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan. Visit our website for more information.

Government Loan for Masters study

For the Academic Year 2017/18, the Government will be providing a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) up to the value of £10,000 for UK and EU students. If you enter either full-time or part-time postgraduate study after 1 August 2016, you could be eligible to receive this funding.

Visit our dates and fees page for more information

Start date (if applicable): January, June and September

Location: London

Delivery method (i.e. Classroom, Distance Learning, Online etc.): Classroom

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Certification of Course: Masters (Level 7)

Course Type (i.e. Full-time, Part-time): Full-time

Qualification (Accredited, Degree, Apprenticeship): Masters (Level 7)

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