Taught course

Cyber Security Analytics

University of Exeter · Computing

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Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have at least a 2:1 degree in a strongly numerate subject (e.g. computer science, mathematics or physics) and must be able to show evidence of good programming ability in a recognised modern computer language. Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

The Python programming language is used extensively during this course and applicants with experience in other languages will be asked to learn basic Python before commencing the course.

Months of entry


Course content


  • Taught in partnership with the University of Exeter Business School, Law School and leading experts from Industry
  • Designed to support students without a background in cyber security or data analytics to start a career in these areas
  • Learn how to recognise and manage risks to a network or a system’s security with Data Analytics, and how to build and defend secure systems with Cyber Security
  • Explore wider security elements including mathematical, human and societal factors, and the option to study cyber security law and the future of virtual currency
  • Enjoy our integrated ‘mini lecture series’, consisting of guest lectures from industrial partners involved in the cyber security sector.


Computer Science is at the forefront of technology and innovation. With connectivity at the heart of society, there is an increasing need for graduates who are able to understand the latest techniques and technology to negotiate problems. Huge opportunities exist for the businesses and individuals who can solve these problems using the latest technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performing computing and cyber security.

Graduate destinations

Career opportunities are limitless, with graduates being found in a variety of sectors, including software engineering, health communications, education, life sciences, finance and manufacturing. This programme is particularly suited to professionals and graduates looking to develop career options or pursue academia.

Information for international students

English language requirements
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Institute of Coding Scholarships

The University of Exeter has six Institute of Coding Scholarships worth £10,000 available for students studying Data Science with Artificial Intelligence MSc and Cyber Security Analytics MSc, starting in autumn 2020.

The awards are part of a scheme by the Office for Students which aims to significantly increase the number and diversity of highly skilled graduates in the UK Data Science sector by 2023. These scholarships are intended to support students from underrepresented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education.

Once you have applied for your course, please visit the Institute of Coding Scholarship web page to find out more information and access the scholarship application system.

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1392 724061