Taught course

Advanced Cyber Security

King's College London

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree or a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (Upper Second Class or international equivalent) is required in one of the following subject areas:

  • Computer Science, or Computing
  • Mathematics, or any Maths related degrees
  • Economics, Mathematical Economics, or Mathematical Finance
  • Physics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Operations Research

Months of entry

March, May, June, September, October

Course content

Cyber security is a global challenge that impacts societies, national security, critical infrastructure and the global economy. Cybercrime damages are predicted to cost the world nearly £5 trillion annually by 2021, yet cyber security skills are one of the world's most in-demand, with a global sector deficit of 2.9 million. Now more than ever, industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing and retail all rely on cyber security professionals to enter the workforce to protect valuable information from these damaging, costly cyber breaches.

The Advanced Cyber Security MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert (online) at King’s College London will give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge, technologies, practices and skills to solve the world’s most complex cyber security challenges - without taking a break from your career. Our leading academics provide you with cutting-edge theory in the field of cyber security, and you’ll have access to our Virtual Lab, providing you with practical experience of real-world security analysis and problem-solving.

Career opportunities in cyber security have grown three times faster than those for IT jobs overall, and cyber security professionals are earning 16 per cent* more than their IT counterparts. If you come from a technical background with a strong computer science foundation and are looking to begin a career in this thriving sector, this programme is right for you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    16-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    8-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enrolment Advisor