City, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

This MSc is geared towards preparing you for a successful career in the field of cyber security, providing you with highly sought-after specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas. As a result, our graduates move into a range of careers in the IT/ICT sector, as well as the telecommunications and banking industries. Internships delivered by City, University of London offer an exceptional opportunity to help you stand out in the competitive IT industry job market. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Start Date:

Duration: 12 months (15 months with option of three month internship).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £15,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should hold at least a lower second class honours degree from a UK institution or the equivalent from an international institution in Computer Science or a related discipline with some mathematical content. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered for entry to this course.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components).