Taught course

Cyber Security Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline.

Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This course starts in September 2017.

The MSc Cyber Security Management is a specialist programme aimed at both graduate students who have previously studied business and management subjects and students wishing to covert to management from STEM subjects.

The course has been created in response to current market demands and new political measures put in place by worldwide Governments. These measures are aiming to educate organisations on the risk of cyber attacks on businesses.

Specifically, this MSc addresses the needs identified in the UK National Cyber Security Strategy. The Global Information Security Workforce Study estimates that the global cyber security workforce shortage will widen to 1.5 million by 2020. This MSc is designed to address this problem.

Why choose this course?

The MSc Cyber Security Management has been designed explicitly to develop the knowledge and skills required by Government and industry, and has been developed in direct response to calls from the UK Government, and leading industry figures, to build cybersecurity management capacity in the workforce.

Coventry Business School is working in partnership with the Coventry Law School, to deliver MSc Cyber Security Management, a course that addresses the management of IT security challenges faced by today’s organisations. The Cyber Security Management Research Group within the Business Faculty Research Centre (CBiS), includes highly qualified academics with considerable practical experience of network and computer systems security and risk management from a variety of backgrounds including law enforcement, accounting, business and commerce.

What will I learn?

Specialist modules include International Cyber and Digital Law, Cybersecurity Risk Management and Network Defence Management. Taught materials delivered in these modules have been developed by research active staff as members of the Cyber Security Management Research Group and in association with thought leaders and industry experts.

How will this course be taught?

The teaching takes place in a combination of lectures, e-learning and workshops. This means that the students have to have access to a computer with Internet connection. They communicate with their teachers and the other students through the Internet based conference system Moodle. In addition to the Internet based e-learning, this programme includes lectures and workshops during the full programme.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including coursework, reports, presentations, phase tests and examinations.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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