Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

Months of entry


Course content

Opportunity to achieve industry recognised certification as a Certified Ethical Hacker.

Recent £5 million STEM bid enabling further investment in state-of-the-art security laboratory.

Become a Cyber specialist, able to use digital technology as a defensive or offensive weapon.

High demand in Government and industry for people who can secure computer systems against malicious attack.

Support to transfer to sandwich award if you apply successfully for a placement.

The cyber security course provides knowledge of the latest cyber security principles, practices, tools and techniques, taught by a team of specialist staff in purpose-built cyber security laboratories. Graduates will be Cyber-operators, able to use ‘information’ as a defensive or offensive weapon.

Today, Cyber-Operators are required to have an ‘enriched’ background drawing elements of practical experience from fields as diverse as sociology, psychology, networks and network security, computer science and computer security, information management and information security, software engineering and reverse engineering, and of course, the law.

Throughout the course you will be invited to attend guest lectures. Visiting tutors are national and international security experts.

Core Modules:

  • Computer Security – Low Level;
  • Cyber Operations;
  • Malware analysis and Reverse Engineering;
  • Research Methods;
  • Operating Systems Security;
  • Digital Forensics & Incidence Response.

Want the latest module and fee information?

Visit: MSc Cyber Security @ Staffordshire University

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Fees and funding

UK students
See the Staffordshire University website for details
International students
See the Staffordshire University website for details

See: Postgraduate funding @ Staffordshire University

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44(0)1782 294400