University of West London

Course Introduction

This course has been developed in response to the demand from industry for cyber security professionals who have a systematic understanding of the principles and technologies underpinning today's information technology systems. This course builds on typical undergraduate computing courses, or those degrees with a high degree of computing content, whose graduates are looking to develop new knowledge and skills in cyber security. This course is designed to help the student gain an understanding of how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and of the impact of technology into an organisation. The course will also give you the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment, and provide a solid basis for cyber security research.

Course Modules

Modules include: fundamentals of cyber security; security management; network and systems security; security operations and assurance; learning and professional development; employability skills and employment; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: knowledge management; computer networks; distributed application development; project management; mobile application development.

Course Additional Entry

A degree (at least 2.2) in a computing subject. A business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing content may also be considered. Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components. Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,995  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,500  Academic year. First year home fees