Taught course

Cyber Security

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computing, Engineering or Information Management. Applicants without standard entry qualifications but with extensive industrial experience could be considered if they provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.

Months of entry


Course content


On our MSc Cyber Security, you will work with internationally renowned experts from our Centre for Cyber Security.

This course provides a broad foundation for Cyber Security concepts while delivering advanced knowledge and skills in key technical areas. Designed to meet the growing demand from global business and industry for robust cyber security systems, this course underpins the principles and practical professional skills you’ll need to meet the future challenges faced by organisations, particularly when it comes to strategic security planning.

This course provides future Cyber Security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed by the employers. Our strong links with industry enable us to teach the most demanding topics. You will develop state of the art technical knowledge, intellectual know-how, management capabilities and hands-on practical skills to succeed in meeting the Cyber Security challenges faced by modern organisations.

Our academic staff members are actively engaged with government and industry to help solve their complex problems. These strong links provide you with plenty of professional opportunities that will help you to acquire valuable exposure to the real life challenges of Cyber Security.

Key Facts

  • It provides research-led, practice-driven teaching underpinned by research and strong industrial links.
  • Teaching staff have rich professional experience and are engaged with government and industry, helping to solve complex problems.
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment and laboratories with forensic software, network security software for penetration testing, and Cloud software.
  • The Faculty is home to a Cisco Systems, Oracle academy, and Microsoft Academy Centre. It is one of Microsoft’s top UK university-based academies and is a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. It is also a Cisco ASC (Academy Support Centre) and Cisco Instructor Training Centre (ITC) – one of only 10 such instructor training centres in the UK.

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. International Students can apply on-line on the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
28 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0121 331 5595