Taught course

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

University of Sheffield · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in computer science or a numerate discipline with experience of software systems development.

Months of entry


Course content

Receive a grounding in the fundamentals of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. We teach you how to apply what you learn in business and industry, anywhere in the world.
This course is now closed to new applications for 2023 entry.

Course description

This course combines two disciplines: cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing problems of our time and artificial intelligence has made great advances in recent years. Skills in both areas are very much in demand.

You will receive a grounding in the fundamentals of cybersecurity and AI. There are taught modules in each of these disciplines and you’ll carry out a project that addresses a research problem (or problems) at the interface of the two.


This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The course partially meets the requirements for Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partially meets the requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng). This degree is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 114 222 1800