Taught course

Computer Science for Cyber Security

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
MScMSc with PlacementPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree, equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor’s degree, in an Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science or a related Engineering or Computing degree. Applicants whose first degree is not in these areas, but who have worked in a related industry, and have obtained good relevant experience and programming skills, can also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Cyber threats are on the increase and have been highlighted by the UK government as one of the 4 main threats to the UK. There is an increasing demand from business and government for individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design, build, and maintain secure software and systems that can protect people, business and data from malicious attack.

This programme builds on the knowledge gained in a first degree to equip you with advanced computer science and cyber security skills necessary to produce modern secure systems. The theory taught in the lectures is reinforced in the practicals where you have the opportunity to use industry standard tools and techniques in our dedicated security, server and networking laboratories which provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques.

This course has provisional GCHQ certification.

Information for international students

English language requirements

If your first language is not English you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in all component; or an equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc with Placement

full time
24 months
part time
36 months


full time
6 months
part time
18 months


part time
6 months
full time
3 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 485706