Taught course

Cyber Security

Keele University · School of Computing and Mathematics

Entry requirements

2:2 undergraduate degree in any subject or an international equivalent.

We will also consider students with equivalent industrial work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

IT systems are a vital part of every company's infrastructure and are exposed to an increasing number of threats regarding user privacy, data theft and service vulnerability. Our programme is aimed at enabling graduates from all disciplines to develop an advanced knowledge of underlying principles in cyber security for the protection of such systems. It will develop and extend the practical skills necessary for the designing, building, deployment and evaluation of cyber security countermeasures.


  • The School of Computing and Mathematics has assisted graduates with transitioning into a range of science and non-science related careers, including data science, web development, software engineering and computer science, as well as progression to related PhDs.
  • We have several collaborative projects with industry partners, including a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the global automotive company, Bentley Motors Ltd, and through our close collaboration with industrial partners we continually seek to ensure that our programme provides you with the technical skills and knowledge to succeed in your chosen career.
  • The School hosts a state-of-the-art CUDA GPU supercomputer Cluster for use for experiments and more computing-intensive tasks.

Information for international students


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details