/MSc Cyber Security

Provided by: UWE

Course Area: South West

Course Code: I9001

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 20210906

End date: 20220724

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Coding, Computer Science, Cryptography, Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Linux, Networks, Networks and Security, Physical Computing

Accredited by: National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course Overview

This MSc seeks to address the cyber skills gap, providing you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues.


You’ll study complex, mission critical systems and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. You will graduate well-prepared for rewarding roles within this field of work.


Our academics have a range of connections with industry experts and the department has hosted speakers from e.g. CGI, Avon and Somerset High Tech Crime Unit, EY and Lighthouse.


Learning through practical labs, lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and guest lectures you will gain knowledge and understanding of concepts and technologies used to establish and maintain computer and network security. Practical exercises will consolidate your knowledge through hands-on experience.


Discover how current methodological approaches and legal frameworks influence risk management and explore emerging threats and countermeasures. Case studies will bring these methodologies to life in an industry relevant way.


Develop your ability to evaluate issues and design and implement robust security solutions. Build your communication and creative skills so you can respond in a clear, effective way to challenges.


You will also have opportunities to participate in UK and global security challenges that the department has a track-record of success in.

Who Is This Course For

Practical and technically focused, this course is ideal for graduates of computing based degrees and related disciplines who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in this area.

What Will I Learn

The full Master’s course comprises of 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages:


Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.


You will study:

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Information Risk Management
  • Parallel Computing
  • Cyber Security Futures Emerging Trends and Challenges
  • Analysis and Verification of Concurrent Systems
  • Critical Systems Security
  • IoT System Security
  • Dissertation.

All modules were developed in consultation with industry practitioners.

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