De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Cyber Technology

The programme consists of 4 main themes; cyber security, software engineering, digital forensics, and management. It can be studied by combining modules from all 4 pathways, allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of interest. You have the opportunity to choose mixed pathways, for example the choices of modules could lead to a degree in Cyber Security with Management. The course provides flexibility and choice to practitioners and relevant organisations in the telecom, consultancy and software/system engineering sector through enabling them to choose from a large pool of modules and thus tailoring their training to their professional interest.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2.1 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory: Research methods; MSc project/dissertation. Cyber security: Foundations of cyber security; cyber threat intelligence; host and network security; penetration testing and incident response; cyber engineering; digital forensics principles and practice; malware analysis; legal, ethical and professional practice; advanced research topics in cyber technology; alternative operating systems forensics; current issues for practitioners. Software engineering: Pervasive systems; software project management and testing; advanced requirements engineering and software architecture; software evolution; software engineering for dependable systems; formal methods engineering; functional programming; advanced web technologies and applications. Digital forensics: Network security and ethical hacking 1; network security and ethical hacking 2; wireless security; forensic tools and processes � forensic investigations; applied forensics � malware investigation; advanced forensics and incident response; security strategy and standards. management: Agile project management; managing projects and business processes; managing uncertainty, complexity and conflicts.

Assessment methods

Each module is delivered over the duration of 4 full days. It targets both concepts and practical skills that are relevant to industry. A multiple choice test at the end of the course provides attendees with feedback on their achievements and must be passed before continuation of the academic assessment through coursework. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. A strong emphasis is given to real-world problems. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, projects, multiple choice and laboratory-based assessments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 250 6070