Taught course

Cyber Security

University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

We normally require an honours degree at 2:2 or above in a computing based degree or a similar technical discipline. It is essential to have a good knowledge of programming.

We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements, but who have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Technology is transforming society in all sorts of ways; from the way that assembly lines are controlled to the way we socialize, we depend on computer systems. Increasingly that dependency means that we are vulnerable to cyber attacks which, if successful, could undermine our national institutions and critical infrastructures, steal our personal data or gain access to private exchanges.

It is estimated that by 2019, companies and public sector organisations will need 6 million security professionals. At present, it is predicted that only 4.5 million will have the right qualifications.

The industry needs skilled, confident cyber security professionals who can help protect new and existing technologies.

Why study this course?

This MSc seeks to address the cyber skills gap, providing you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues.

Practical and technically focused, it's ideal for graduates of computing based degrees and related disciplines who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in this area.

You'll study complex, mission critical systems and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. You will graduate well-prepared for rewarding roles within this field of work.

This course is accredited by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Why UWE Bristol?

Learn from dedicated, research-active staff with industrial experience and connections with industry. Hear from eminent industry figures as you develop the broad, practical skills you will need to succeed.

Through access to sophisticated equipment including simulation software and hardware, you will test your ideas and strategies and become an adaptable, capable security expert.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study.

Fees and funding

Please see our post graduate pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This course seeks to address the global cyber skills gap, providing you with the advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues you need to succeed in this industry.

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0) 117 328 3333