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Entry requirements

CSM is designed for graduates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. It is ideally suited to those from a computer science or IT background; the programme also caters for non-STEM graduates with a specific interest in cyber security.

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 full details of how to make an application to one of our courses, please visit our How to apply web page:

Months of entry


Course content

You’ll develop a clear understanding of the cyber threat landscape and how a cyber incident may evolve. You will cover the key technologies required to defend and protect organisational information infrastructures from threats and attacks, and will learn how to manage and limit the impact an attack can have on a business. CSM focuses on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation. You will learn to understand the threat, implement solutions, manage resources, and effectively communicate these to senior decision makers.

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 see our CSM course 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 discount. 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