Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Cybersecurity Technology

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should be a digital and numerical literate graduate with a degree (2:2 or higher) in:

  • STEM subjects or near STEM subjects (examples of near STEM subjects include: Economics, Informatics, Accountancy)
  • Non-STEM degree subjects: if your degree is not related to STEM, you will also need a GCSE/iGCSE Maths equivalent.

Visit our course page for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) requirements for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

Cybersecurity has become a critical component of every aspect of modern life, from protecting personal information to safeguarding national security.

There is a heightened demand for graduates with interdisciplinary skills and capabilities, from backgrounds like social sciences, psychology, economics, and information science to meet this growing demand.

According to a government report: “Cyber skills are in huge demand across the UK economy. In 2022, cyber security skills in the UK labour market report found that 51% of businesses have a basic cyber skills gap, with an average of 21,600 new recruits needed every year to meet demand in the cyber sector.”

The course offers a valuable opportunity to enhance your cyber awareness skills and cultivate interdisciplinary and technical proficiencies, enabling you to effectively counteract cyber-attacks. You’ll learn how to proactively detect, mitigate, and fortify defences to ensure compliance with cybersecurity regulations.

You’ll develop your learning on current cybersecurity practices, cryptographic techniques, political security, artificial intelligence security, network security and the use of information management systems for security. The MSc Cybersecurity Technology with placement option will provide you with the opportunity to put these skills into practice, giving you the opportunity to engage in work-related experience to complement your studies.

  • Embark on a carefully designed course that addresses current industry standards and practices, providing clear pathways and guidance toward future certifications and professional development.
  • Delve into a dynamic course that covers current industry standards and practices and offers clear pathways and guidance to future certifications and development.
  • Embrace the Conceive, Design, Operate, and Implement (CDIO) concept, a proven method for developing employability skills among graduates.
  • Diverse assessments are employed, incorporating progressive pedagogical styles to ensure your success throughout your studies.
  • Become a valued member of the Graduate College as a CCCU postgraduate student.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Optional placement opportunity


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Research Project 60

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44(0)1227 928000