Taught course

Cyber Security

Robert Gordon University · School of Computing Science and Digital Media

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Computing or related subject such as Electronics and Information Systems.
Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

An increasing number of organisations store, manipulate and communicate valuable and confidential information electronically. However, a number of threats compromise the security of this information.
The MSc Cyber Security aims to produce computing specialists who are able to design and maintain secure information systems and networks.
This course is designed to satisfy the demands of industry and IT providers for computing practitioners who:
know the legal requirements of information security and are able to implement current information security standards;
are proficient in the use of state-of-the-art principles, techniques, tools and methodologies for& the design, implementation and maintenance of secure information systems;
are able to design and maintain secure computer networks;
can safely recover an information system or network from a successful security attack.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,000 for optional long placement £320 for optional short placement, Scottish/EU Students £5,500, Rest of UK Students £6,750
International students
£1,000 for optional long placement £320 for optional short placement, Full Time £13,200

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12-17 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 262728