Taught course

Cybersecurity (Conversion)

University of Chester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

As a conversion Master’s degree, this course has a wider admission than would normally be expected.

A good honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) in a science, maths, engineering, or cognitive field would be expected, or one where the applicant can show technical discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to make the leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity. The course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Why Study Cybersecurity (Conversion) with us?

The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, which was established in 1985 and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.

The course is taught by experts in the field with years of expertise in industry, and has close links with industry, government, and the police. The course is taught at Thornton Science Park, which offers an excellent learning environment with dedicated specialist resources, including virtualisation facilities and an isolated cybersecurity lab for specialist workshops to take place.

The Department is also home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students can gain experience of commercial projects.

How will I be taught?

This course is taught at Thornton Science Park, and comprises six 20-credit modules and a 60-credit supervised research module.

The core modules comprise workshops of three hours of face time, each across ten weeks. You can expect a normal workload of 55-60 hours’ study and practice per week. In addition to this, you will have your own Personal Academic Tutor.

How will I be assessed?

The majority of work will be assessed by coursework.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Computer Science