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Entry requirements

Cyber Security Engineering is designed for Computer Science, Informatics, IT or other STEM graduates, looking to become a cyber security professional, or take a leading technical role in an organisation critically dependent upon data and information communication.

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the minimum of a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Candidates with a UK 2:2 (or equivalent) may be accepted upon demonstration of relevant professional experience.

How to Apply

For more information on the application process and for a link to the application form, please visit:

Months of entry


Course content

Our world is becoming ever more dependent upon the relationship between people, the environment and digital systems. Our evolving use of the web and mobile communication devices is obvious. Less noticeable are the digital systems in vehicles, infrastructure, industry, finance, agriculture, medicine. These all reside in the cyber domain. These all need securing. By studying Cyber Security with us, you will deepen your knowledge of this multifaceted cyberspace. You’ll learn key aspects of how to protect and enhance the human experience within it. On this MSc, you will develop your ability to think and act coherently in cyberspace. The course is a broad fusion of practical application and theoretical abstraction. You should expect to be using your deep understanding to solve realistic cyber security problems.

This course is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ)


You are required to pass eight modules in total for this MSc course which are worth 66% of overall MSc grade. After each module you will be assessed by written post-module assignments (PMA). You must also complete a dissertation project, worth 33% of overall MSc grade. Your project is your opportunity to specialise in a particular area of cyber security that interests you, whilst developing your personal research skills.

Please visit our CSE web page for further information

The University of Warwick has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACEs-CSE) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - a part of GCHQ. This status recognises Warwick for delivering first-rate cyber security education on campus and promoting cyber skills in the community.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG Student Recruitment and Admission team at: or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives for the University of Warwick is available on the web page here.

Fees and funding

WMG will be awarding over £750,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2022.

WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. These scholarships will award successful Offer Holders between 10% - 50% tuition fee reduction. For more information, please visit our scholarships web page.

For information on other funding opportunities, including our regional bursaries, please visit the WMG funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

WMG Master's Team
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889