Taught course

Cyber Security

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with a minimum (2:1) degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related subject, and a high 2:1 in required modules.

The required modules are:

  • at least one programming language;
  • at least one computer networks module;
  • at least one computer science related module e.g. cryptography, software, data structures, databases, machine learning, web, networks.

Months of entry


Course content

Cyber security is critically important to commercial and academic organisations, as well as to governments and their citizens.

On this one-year MSc you'll gain a well-rounded, multidisciplinary view of the subject area, embracing not only the technical subjects, but also aspects of criminology, risk management, law and social sciences.

The programme has National Cyber Security Centre certification and we are recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in both Cyber Security Education and Cyber Security Research by the UK government.

Information for international students

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Engineering and Physical Sciences
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