Taught course

Advanced Security and Cybercrime

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

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 those with a degree in a non Computing related discipline if you have 5 years of sufficient work experience within the industry.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

Please note that to be considered for this programme, you must already be employed in an area relating to networking or security and have the support of your employer as significant credits in the course are based on employment-based activities.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is focused on the fast-developing areas of networking and cybersecurity and also awards significant credit for the application of course-derived knowledge to your employer’s systems or procedures.

The course blends hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, utilising a range of remotely-accessible resources to allow access to specialised computer configurations.

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.

Fees and funding

We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040