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.
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.
Months of entry
Cyber security is not merely about the Internet. Our dependence on multiple, complex, interacting digital systems grows day by day. This course focuses on how to deliver effective cyber security in a global business environment.
MSc Cyber Security Management focuses on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation. Our aim is to develop strategic thinkers who can understand the threat, manage resources, implement solutions, and can effectively communicate these to senior decision makers in order to support the strategic growth of a business.
Securing your patch of cyberspace is challenging, requiring both technical insight into the security of your digital systems and devices, and also the management of people who interact with them. We will prepare you to manage cyber security within an enterprise, from influencing the risk appetite of the board to managing firewall reconfiguration during a cyber attack.
This course is designed for graduates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. Over the course of the year, 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.
Alongside core cyber modules, you’ll have the opportunity to study a technical, elective module, so that you can tailor your course to suit your career.
Information for international studentsEnglish language
If you are a non-native English speaker, we need to confirm that your English language competency is sufficiently good for you to get the most out of your Master's study. You therefore require you to take a SELT (Secure English Language Test) and submit your results as one of your academic requirements. If you are taking an IELTS test, we require a score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any one component). Please view our web page here for a full list of accepted tests, together with the grades required.
Fees and funding
WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2023.
WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. These scholarships will award successful Offer Holders with up to 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
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- WMG Master's Team
- +44 (0) 2476 5 75889