Taught course

Cyber Security

De Montfort University · Department of Computer Technology

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. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Cyber security is recognised as a priority for governments and large organisations throughout the world. State sponsored cyber attacks are widely reported and whilst the responsibility for them is usually denied, what is far more certain is that cyber attacks on the national critical infrastructure and the theft of the intellectual property of large organisations are increasing and need protecting against. It is impossible to ignore the importance of cyber security. Developed in conjunction with Deloitte, this course provides you with knowledge of the very latest cyber security principles, practices, tools and techniques, taught by a team of specialist staff in purpose-built computer cyber security laboratories. 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. Graduates from this course are expected to make a real contribution to safeguarding cyber space and protecting national and organisational resources from unauthorised access and or malicious intent. The course will:

Provide you with the latest tools, techniques and knowledge in one of the most exciting areas of modern computing

Present 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.
Be delivered in purpose-built, state-of-the-art cyber security and forensics laboratories

Taught and supported by expert academic staff and Deloitte cyber security professionals

Provide you with excellent career prospects in a rapidly expanding industry in which you can make a real difference to the safety and security of cyber space

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Access to funding for postgraduate study is a key part of the decision-making process for many students and there are several funding opportunities to explore. To learn more about funding please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Technology Admissions Team
0116 257 7456
0116 257 7693