Taught course

Cyber Security and Human Factors

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and still evolving community that presents enterprise, industry and governments with on-going security management challenges, as it grows on an exponential scale.

Bournemouth University’s MSc in Cyber Security & Human Factors has been developed in response to the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide. Graduates from this course will be equipped with technical know-how to protect and prevent, and the ability to assess risk and manage incidents.

On this course, you'll gain an understanding of cyber security by investigating threat, vulnerabilities and impact risk, the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt, managing human factors in security, trust management and information assurance.

Core Modules:

  • Cyber Security
  • Human Factors
  • Research Methods & Professional Issues
  • Individual Masters Project

Option Modules:

  • Cyber Psychology
  • Enterprise Digital Forensics
  • Information Assurance
  • Security Event & Incident Management
  • Security by Design

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £3,000
International students
For 2017 entry: £6,750

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
18-36 months

Course contact details

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