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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a discipline with significant computing content, such as:

  • mathematics
  • engineering
  • systems engineering

You should also have a good background in computer systems, including programming.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications provided you have several years of relevant industrial computing experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Cyber Security MSc focuses on information and system security and the analysis of complex systems, including machine learning.

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

Read our detailed explanation.

Applications for this course are now open

You can now apply for September 2021 entry.

About this course

Cyber Security is a dynamic area of computing science, and is about understanding how:

  • the features and vulnerabilities of a system can be exploited by attackers
  • to detect, prevent and respond to these attackers

Cyber Security is also a process, requiring input from and interaction with end-users, stakeholders, decision-makers or system designers.

The MSc is designed for honours graduates in computing science, or a discipline with a significant computing component, for example:

  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • mathematics

You should have a good background in computer systems, including programming. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Secretary
Email
Computing.Admissions@ncl.ac.uk