Taught course

Cyber Security Engineering

University of Warwick · Warwick Manufacturing Group

Entry requirements

  • Degree of UK 2:2 or above (or overseas equivalent) in and Engineering discipline.
  • 1 satisfactory academic reference (or professional if 2+ years experience).
  • English qualification (IELTS 6.5, PTE 62).

Full-time and Part-time options available

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for

The MSc in Cyber Security and Management is designed for those wishing to develop a career as a cyber security professional. It is suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background or courses with a significant component of either.
Delivering effective cyber security in a global business environment
In 2010, the UK government announced a 650 million pound investment strategy into Cyber Security & declared that Cyber-Security had become a ‘tier 1’ priority alongside international terrorism and major national incidents. The UK is one of many governments around the world which recognize the serious nature of the threat that is emerging from the cyber-sphere.
Our goal for the MSc programme is to give focus to the strategic deployment and implementation of Cyber Security within an organization. We want to develop strategic thinkers who understand the Cyber threat to an organization and its resources and are able to build and support secure systems that support the strategic growth of a business. The course covers all aspects of Cyber Security including network security, computer security and information security. Alongside this, the course focuses on the business context so that students can progress their careers more rapidly through organisations and aim very particularly at management positions.
At the University of Warwick, we specifcally designed MSc Cyber Security Engineering to meet GCHQ's demanding requirements. MSc Cyber Security Engineering received provisional certification by GCHQ in 2015.
If you are an EU or international student, you should value GCHQ certification, just as much as any UK student. The content of the course is internationally applicable.

Course structure
The curriculum is divided in eight taught modules and the project. Each module is taught in a one week blocks. Typically these are spaced approvimately three weeks apart. It is during this time between modules that you will complete assessed assignments.
The individual project commences in February. By June it will fully occupy your study time with taught modules typically finished in May.
The number of taught moduels and the weighting of the project in MSc Cyber Security Engineering is different from most other programmes in the WMG taught Master's portfolio.

The 8 taught modules for this MSc are:
  • Security Architectures and Network Defence
  • Cryptosystems and Data Protection
  • Information Risk Management and Governance
  • Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting
  • Digital Forensics
  • Enterprise Cyber Security
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cyber Intelligence and Operations
After you Graduate
Graduates can expect rapid career progression in within a wide range of organisation relating to cyber security in a range of roles.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG admissions team - wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives is available on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

WMG will be awarding over £600,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2017.

Please visit our website for information on: Cyber Security Tuition Fee Bursaries - available for full-time and part-time studies.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG excellence scholarship, application deadline is May 20th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran and Latin America.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Cathy Fawcett
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889
+44 (0) 2476 5 24783