Taught course

Cyber Security

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electronic/electrical engineering, computer science, or a closely related subject. (See website for specific details and international equivalent qualifications.) English language: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

Cyber security is critically important to commercial and academic organisations, as well as to governments and their citizens. Our MSc gives you 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 Cyber Security Research by the UK government.

Compulsory modules include: Cryptography; Cyber Crime, Insecurity and the Dark Web; Foundations of Cyber Security; Network and
Web Based Security; Security of Cyber Physical Systems; Software Security; MSc Research Project and Dissertation; Project Preparation Optional modules include: Criminal Behaviour - Applied Perspectives; Software Project Management and Secure Development

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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
+44 (0)23 8059 2630