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 English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. If you feel you would like to talk to us about your qualifications before submitting an application please do not hesitate to call or email using the contact details below.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Cyber Technology programme provides more flexibility and choices to practitioners and relevant organisations in the Telecom, Consultancy and Software/System Engineering Sector through enabling them to choose from a larger pool of modules and thus tailor their training/education needs.

Cyber Technology MSc consists of four main themes:

  1. Cyber Security;
  2. Software Engineering;
  3. Digital Forensics; and
  4. Management.

It can be studied by combining modules from all four themes allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of interest. You have the opportunity to choose mixed pathways, for example the choices of modules could lead to a degree in Cyber Security with Management.

Reasons to study Cyber Technology at DMU:

  • This new course has been developed to keep up with the rapidly changing demands of the sector.
  • Gain the latest skills, techniques and knowledge in one of the most exciting areas of modern computing.
  • Developed in conjunction with a range of national and international organisations ensuring you are taught the current issues relevant to industry.
  • Access our purpose built, state-of-the-art software engineering, computer security and forensics laboratories.
  • Taught by expert staff within our Cyber Security Centre and recognised leaders in the cyber technology domain.
  • Gain excellent career prospects in a rapidly expanding industry.

Cyber Security: Cyber Security is constantly in the news. Whether it is the theft of a laptop containing secret information, high-profile hacking incidents or an attack on the national critical infrastructure, it is impossible to ignore the importance of cyber security.

The Cyber Security modules are developed in conjunction with Deloitte and provide the most up-to-date cyber security principles, practice, tools and techniques, taught by a team of ten experienced, specialist staff in a purpose-built computer security and forensics laboratory at DMU and at the premises of Deloitte.

Software Engineering: The overall aim of this theme is to consider software engineering as the systematic application of tools and techniques to the various stages of the software development process. In particular, to the specification, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and evolution stages of dependable, scalable and robust software systems within constraints of cost, time, available resource and pre-existing systems. The major focus of the course is the formal specification of such critical systems at every stage of development.

Digital Forensics: Digital forensics is one of the fastest growing areas in the IT industry. The growing need for companies and governments to comply with regulations concerning data protection and adequate incident response means that most large organisations now need computer security and/or digital forensics specialists.

The modules within this theme are delivered in partnership with 7Safe (Cambridge), who deliver a set of well established and respected professional training courses. For each of those hands-on modules DMU provides an academic assessment opportunity that explores and examines in an intellectually rigorous manner the wider academic context of the hands-on course content. In this way you will acquire both the professional practical skills and meet the international intellectual standards required for an MSc award.

Management: Management is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and abilities to enable them to undertake complex business planning that is of great relevance to the modern global business environment. Management has developed as an academic discipline and profession, whereby the skills that it has been traditionally associated with have expanded beyond construction and engineering workplaces.

Today, management is of relevance to all business fields, from the financial sector through to healthcare and information technology. New product development, change management, software development and event management are examples of the type of projects benefitting from a structured management approach. Management is only available as a mixed pathway.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.

Visit International Home for further information.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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


distance learning
24 - 36 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 - 36 months

Course contact details

Technology Admissions
0116 257 7456
0116 257 7693