Cyber Security (MSc)


Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

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

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.


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

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


Purpose-built facilities

Our purpose-built School of Computing and Technology hosts a dedicated cyber security lab where students can practice their skills in a digitally protected environment, with an isolated network.  The centre also has breakout areas for workshop sessions, and the latest computing and technology software.


Industry links

The university has many links with the cyber security industry, which have informed curriculum development and have helped to ensure that our students develop the skills are those needed the most.  These relationships also support opportunities for research.


Block learning

Each module is delivered in a one week block of lectures, tutorials and seminars. This means that it is easy to fit learning around work and personal commitments.

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