Taught course

Cyber Security

De Montfort University · Department of Computer Technology
MScMSc with Placement

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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Developed in conjunction with Deloitte UK, our Cyber Security MSc provides you with knowledge of the very latest cyber security principles, practices, tools and techniques. The programme is provisionally certified by GCHQ, taught by a team of specialist staff in purpose-built cyber security computer laboratories. The involvement of the Industrial Advisory Group (Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK and Rolls-Royce) in designing the course and supporting its delivery and development ensures the teaching remains current and supportive of the real challenges cyber security specialists face in the rapidly changing cyber domain. You will gain a holistic perspective of cyber security, including the underpinning technology of the cyber domain and the role of linguistics, psychology and sociology in dealing with new cyber challenges. If you are interested in a challenging and worthwhile career in a rapidly expanding and vitally important area of computing then this is the course for you.


• Foundations of Cyber Security

• Cyber Threat Intelligence

• Host and Network Security

• Penetration Testing and Incident Response

• Cyber Engineering

• Digital Forensics Principles and Practice

• Malware Analysis

• Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice

• Cyber Security Project/Dissertation

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24-30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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