Taught course

Advanced Security and Cybercrime

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in a Computing discipline and 2 years relevant work experience in order to be eligible for this programme.

We may also consider lesser qualified applications if you have 5 years of sufficient work experience within the industry.

Applicants with no qualifications but have 7 years of sufficient work experience may also be considered for this course.

Additionally, please note that since significant credits in the course are based on employment-based activities, you must already be employed in an area relating to networking or security which would allow you to apply course knowledge in an aspect of your employment, and also have the support of your employer.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This course is focused on the fast-developing areas of networking and cybersecurity, and allows a full-time employee to graduate with an MSc in 18 months.

The course awards significant credit for the application of course-derived knowledge to your employer’s systems or procedures.

Additionally you study modules designed to enhance your current skills using flexible learning material and practical activities which can be completed online or remotely. Finally, a dissertation project is undertaken which further strengthens your cybersecurity skillset.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040