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The award

How long you will study
12 - 15 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 9500 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 15500 per year

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About Cyber Security at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course is designed for graduate students and IT/ICT professionals who want to prepare for a successful career in computer, network and information security. It will help you to develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security.

This Masters programme will particularly suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject, such as computer science or business computing. It will also suit graduates who have completed a numerate subject with a significant computing component, such as applied mathematics, engineering or physics.


The Cyber Security MSc aims to help you:

Specialise in advanced aspects of cyber security (including cryptography and network security) and information security management and security audits

Investigate penetration-testing techniques using Metasploit

Engage with researchers to develop your scientific knowledge and skills

Explore and specialise in the socio-technical aspects of security, cybercrime and digital forensics

Critically evaluate the technical, social and management dimensions of computing systems and technologies from a security perspective

Gain tangible experience that extends across all the security specific core modules

Acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed as a professional in computer science.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 - 15 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9500 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15500 per year

Entry requirements

If you are an overseas student whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required:

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components)

Due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

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