Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Cyber Security

This course provides students with knowledge and understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to cyber defence, cyber security, ethical hacking and penetration testing.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in the field of Computing. The course is designed for students whose degree comprises a significant component of software development or networking.Applicants are also considered for entry if they do not have the standard entry qualifications, but do have relevant industry experience. This would normally be a minimum of 2 years' experience of working in the area of software development or networking, with a significant level of responsibility.

Course modules

Professional skills and research methods; information security: threats and defences; network security; ethical hacking; research in information security; information risk management; cyber security; penetration testing; project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595