Taught course

Cyber Security and Human Factors

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course will train you to become a cyber security expert, ready to take on the growing security challenges faced by enterprise, industry and government in this complex community.

Why study MSc Cyber Security and Human Factors at BU?

  • Learn to assess risk, anticipate and manage security incidents; develop and assess security procedures and policies to meet the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide
  • Access to cyber security and digital forensics laboratories with state-of-the-art simulation and analytical systems relevant to intrusion detection, incident management, forensic analysis and system penetration testing, where you can see where cyber attacks are happening all over the world, and how they are being stopped at BU
  • Acquire the skills to be ahead of the game and an become an expert on how to protect information, assets, knowledge and intellect
  • Gain an understanding of the psychology of cyber security and human factors by investigating threats, vulnerabilities and impact risk, by acknowledging the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt and the importance of trust management and information assurance
  • Benefit from a work placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand work experience and apply the learning that you have acquired
  • Draw on our academics' expert knowledge, their research and recent developments in cyber security to gain awareness of current challenges and how to overcome them.

Career opportunities

Work in an area of growth within this important subject area with employment opportunities constantly evolving. As an MSc Cyber Security & Human Factors graduate, you will be prepared to work across the areas of cyber security, online behaviours and academic research.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    18-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916