This programme has been designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline who wish to study for a qualification which focuses on cybersecurity in order to develop a career path in this discipline. The MSc in Cyber Security Technology is ideally suited to those who have no prior learning in cybersecurity, the modular content is reflective of this strategy.

This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with partners from the industry to ensure you learn up-to-date cybersecurity knowledge required by employers across the industry. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers at an entry or junior level in the cybersecurity sector and IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers.

Key facts

Enhance your theoretical and applied knowledge expertise in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry
Demonstrate your security capabilities in important, emerging technologies such as the cloud and big data
Develop your business intelligence and leadership capabilities.
Upon graduating, opt to further develop your skills and employability with Professional Pathways programmes through one of the UK’s leading IT and project management training providers.

All modules on this course are core.

  • Information Governance and Cyber Security (20 credits)
  • Leadership in a Digital Age (20 credits)
  • Big Data and Cloud Security (20 credits)
  • Computer Networks and Security (20 credits)
  • Computer Security (20 credits)
  • Research Methods for Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (0 credits)
  • MSc Computing and Digital Technologies Project (60 credits)

Academic requirements

Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent
Professional qualifications with equivalent standing which had a significant requirement for academic study may also be considered
If you don’t meet the academic requirements

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but who do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered. If you are unsure if you meet the entry criteria, please contact us and our team will be able to advise you.

Alternatively, you may also be eligible for our Pre-Masters courses. These are pathway programmes designed specifically for students who are looking to progress on to a Masters degree.

English language requirements

Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.

If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.





Partner University

Northumbria University 

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