MSc Cyber Security2020-09-11T11:34:58+01:00

MSc Cyber Security

One Year Full-time classroom


With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data. A MSc Cyber Security provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices. In addition to developing the key skills for handling security incidents, you will learn how to identify new and existing threats and the methods by which to reduce them.

Key facts

  • Develop key skills which are highly in demand by employers
  • Enhance your ability to handle and minimise security threats and incidents
  • Provisional certification in Cyber Security from the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), placing us in an elite group of postgraduate providers to have achieved this standard
  • Northumbria University is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) by the National Cyber Security Centre
  • Also available as MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice
  • Also available as a part-time programme
  • Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for the QA Professional Pathways programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills with one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
Key facts
Level of study:
UK/EU Fee: £7,170
International Fee: £15,500
Mode of study:
Full-time classroom
1 Year
Student finance:
January, May, September

Academic requirements

  • Minimum of a 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Others are welcome to apply with relevant work experience. You must have a clear commitment to a professional career in the marketing profession, particularly in its digital areas of application.

If you’re unsure if you meet the entry criteria, please contact us and our team will be able to advise you.

Alternatively, you may be eligible to join one of our Pre-Masters programmes. These are specifically designed for students who do not yet meet the entry requirements for our postgraduate degrees and would like to bridge this gap in their qualifications. Upon successful completion of one of our Pre-Masters programmes you will be eligible to join one of our Masters programmes.

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, then you may be able to join our Pre-Sessional English before beginning this programme.

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Wireless Networks and Security
Information Assurance and Risk Management
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security
Research Methods and Project Management
MSc Computer Science and Digital Technologies Project

Tuition fees 2020/21

  • UK/EU students: £7,170
  • International students: £15,500
  1. Student Finance (funded by the government) allows students from any financial background to go to university.
  2. The Student Finance package includes a loan for course fees, plus a means-tested Maintenance Loan or Grant to cover living costs.
  3. UK universities can charge up to £10,000 a year in tuition fees, but you’ll pay nothing upfront if you’re eligible for Student Finance (most students are).
  4. You could get extra cash if a health condition, childcare costs, or clinical placements leave you out of pocket while studying, or financial support if you’re struggling to get by.
  5. You or your parents may be expected to chip in for maintenance support (i.e. living costs). You’ll need to plan for this!
  6. Student Finance has to be paid back, but don’t let that put you off! Student Loan repayments work more like a graduate tax, which is far easier to manage after uni.
  7. You only make Student Loan repayments once you’ve left your course AND are earning enough. Repayments vary with your salary, and stop altogether if your income drops too low.
  8. Controversially, the Student Loan charges up to 5.6% interest each year until you pay it all back.
  9. But crucially, many loans may be written off anyway before they’re fully repaid. If you’re not a big earner after uni you may only pay back a fraction of what you borrow from Student Finance.
  10. For the most part, Student Finance is reserved for UK students, but if you’re from the EU – or meet other eligibility criteria – you may get some support.
  11. Almost all students can get a bite at funding beyond Student Finance, from bursaries and scholarships to charity and corporate cash.

This is a conversion course designed to allow graduates (in a degree subject with a maximum of 50% computing content) to specialise in software development. As the world becomes more reliant on software to help manage our lives, both in commercial and domestic settings, there has been a rise in software development jobs. The demand for qualified software developers is ever more increasing and competitive salaries are on offer in both large and small organisations across a wide range of sectors.

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If you need more information, please contact us on 020 3302 7144 or on our CONTACT page to discuss your requirements.


Importance of choosing Cyber Security

♦  Investment in Advanced Cybersecurity Education Pays for Itself

♦ Cybersecurity Career Options Growing Faster Than Other Sectors

♦ Cybersecurity Skills: You’ll Learn the Basics – Plus Leadership, Management, and More

♦ Financial Incentives are Abundant for Cybersecurity Students

♦ Cybersecurity Offers Unique and Interesting Ways to Make a Difference

♦ Cyber Security Work is Meaningful and Vitally Important

Study Britannia Will Help you By

♦ Identifying and understanding your needs and your goals

♦ Providing you with clear information about your options

♦ Guiding you through application and assessment processes

♦ Offering any additional education support required

♦ Being there throughout the study period to help with any issues.

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If you need more information, please contact us on 020 3302 7144 or on our CONTACT page to discuss your requirements.

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