Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Cyber Security

Cybercrime threats are growing as the economy increasingly depends on the Internet, such as through cloud computing, electronic communication and e-commerce, with estimates showing that they cost the UK up to £27 billion annually. In addition, surveys from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show a significant shortage of information security professionals and a lack of security awareness, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), indicating an urgent need for student education, the provision of up-to-date educational resources, industry training and the embedding of good practice. This MSc in Cyber Security addresses these requirements by increasing relevant knowledge and skills in line with the UK Government's National Cyber Security Strategy, while also addressing the national skills shortage in information security. You will develop an understanding of current issues in information security and cyber security, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of a variety of techniques for strategically managing IT, both as a resource and for analysing and controlling security risks.

Entry requirements

MSc: To join this MSc, students should have a degree equivalent to UK 2nd Class Honours, comprising 50% or more of content in a computing-related discipline. Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

We will assess your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development throughout the programme. Coursework, case studies, exams and problem-solving exercises may be used. You may be assessed individually or in a group.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 13,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,220 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,220 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,220 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,220 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,220 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,220 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 29 per Credit (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 29 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 29 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 29 per Credit (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 29 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 29 per Credit (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus L39 4QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
01695657000