Cyber Security (MSc)

Cyber Security


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Put your learning to the test through a series of practical sessions and get the skills needed to fend off all kinds of cyber attacks.

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Get the skills the cyber security industry needs the most.

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Explore advanced network and internet security concerns, as well as sophisticated attack vectors.

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Critically evaluate the issues and concerns relating to current legislation and digitally enabled crime.

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Learn about AI, including current methodologies and applications.

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Develop your skills in a highly secure environment, using industry-standard hardware and software.

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From computing graduate to cyber security specialist

Dr. Hassan Chizari, Academic Course Leader, MSc Cyber Security

Dr. Hassan Chizari

Associate Professor, Academic Course Leader, MSc Cyber Security

Hassan Chizari is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Technical Computing at University of Gloucestershire where he is the Academic Course Leader for MSc Cyber Security. His main research areas are randomness, number theory and time series analysis. Currently, Hassan is focusing on advanced cryptographic methods for medical devices, especially medical implants.

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Course details

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Course outline

This course is designed for those wishing to develop a career as a cyber security professional or to take a leading technical or managerial role. It is suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background.

The programme is also able to cater for those with no formal studies in computer science but where significant interest in cyber security can instead be demonstrated. The course covers all aspects of cyber security, including network, computer and information security. Alongside this, the course focuses on the business context, so that students can progress their careers more rapidly and aim specifically at management positions.

By having GDPR in action, there will be more roles in companies for information security managers, which makes the MSc Cyber Security a brilliant opportunity for a huge market need.

The university has many links with the cyber security industry, which has informed curriculum development and supports opportunities for research.

Module Descriptions

  • Network Security Explore advanced network and internet security concerns as well as sophisticated attack vectors
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence Gain an overview of the concept of AI, current methodologies and applications
  • Dissertation You will conduct a sustained and intensive investigation into one project area, drawing on programme-related cognitive and practical skills

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Study style

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Case Studies

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.


A wide range of career opportunities are available on successful completion of your MSc, including;

  • security analyst
  • cyber security consultant
  • chief technical officer.

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related area
  • Or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification
  • And/or relevant work experience
  • You should be able to demonstrate competency in computer programming
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £6700
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14700

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

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