Taught course

Advanced Security and Cybercrime

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is flexible, provided you have sufficient and relevant industrial experience. The length of experience needed depends on any higher qualifications you hold, and ranges from 2 years for an honours-degree holder to 7 years for an application without a higher qualification. In order to be eligible for the programme we look for applicants to have a background with some coverage of computer networking, digital forensics, or network security, We may also consider lesser qualified applications if you have sufficient and strongly relevant work experience within the industry. Additionally, you should already be employed in an area which would allow you to apply course knowledge in an aspect of your employment, and have the support of your employer. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


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 for 1 day per month attendance, and augmented by flexible learning material and practical activities which can be completed online or remotely. Project work finishes the MSc process.

Fees and funding

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specific scholarships for students from India and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit our funding pages to find out what you could be eligible for.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months

Course contact details

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