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Masters Degrees in Cyber Security in the UK

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Cyber Security PG Cert

University of Essex Online United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

University of Liverpool Online Programmes United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

Swansea University United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

University of Derby United Kingdom

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Cyber Security Management MSc

Ravensbourne University London United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

Northumbria University London United Kingdom

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MSc Cyber Security MSc

London Institute of Banking and Finance United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

University of Hertfordshire (UH) United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

Newcastle University United Kingdom

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Cyber Security and Human Factors MSc

Bournemouth University (BU) United Kingdom

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Computer Forensics and Cyber Security MSc

University of Greenwich United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSci

Buckinghamshire New University United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

University of South Wales United Kingdom

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Computer Networking and Cyber Security MSc

London Metropolitan University United Kingdom

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Cyber Security MSc

Edge Hill University United Kingdom

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Cyber Security Engineering MSc

Solent University United Kingdom

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All Cyber Security Masters Degrees

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Study a Cyber Security Masters in the UK in 2024

Cyber security equips students with skills and knowledge to be able to defend computer operating systems and data networks from cyber crime and cyber threat. It consists of processes, technologies and controls that are designed to protect the network security.

An undergraduate degree in cyber security will cover the foundation of the field, before exploring the more complex concepts. You will look at the processes of cyber security, as well as how the controls and systems are applied.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as computer laboratory sessions. You may be required to participate in a work placement module, which will give you the opportunity to experience working within cyber security.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence what area you choose to work in after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Programming and Networking Protocols
  • Internet of Things
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Programming Language
  • Software Development
  • Information Security

If your degree course requires you to write a dissertation in your final year, this will give you a chance to further research a favoured area of cyber security.

The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries can have different accreditation systems. Generally, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or an integrated Master of Computing (MComp).

It is possible that certain degree programmes will be accredited by professional bodies of cyber security, but this is not necessary for employment at present.

Typically, an undergraduate degree in cyber security will take three to four years. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years when studied full-time.

On successful completion of your degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

With an increase in the amount of organisations utilising the online world within their work, graduates of cyber security will have many career opportunities available. Common destinations include managerial roles, public and private sector organisations, healthcare and environmental protection. Roles available include forensic analyst, secure software developer, malware reverse engineer and chief information security officer.

A postgraduate degree in cyber security will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge, and will cover the more advanced aspects of the subject. Modules you study might include security architecture, advanced computer programming, penetration testing, and mobile security.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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