Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Security and Cybercrime

This course is focused on the fast-developing areas of networking and cybersecurity, and allows a full time employee to graduate with an MSc in 18 months. The course awards significant credit for the application of course-derived knowledge to your employer�s systems or procedures. Additionally you study modules designed for 1 day per month attendance, and augmented by flexible learning material and practical activities which can be completed online or remotely. Project work finishes the MSc process.

Entry requirements

Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in a computing discipline and 2 years relevant work experience in order to be eligible for this programme. We may also consider lesser qualified applications if you have 5 years of sufficient work experience within the industry.Applicants with no qualifications but have 7 years of sufficient work experience may also be considered for this course. Additionally, you should already be employed in an area which would allow you to apply course knowledge in an aspect of your employment, and have the support of your employer.

Course modules

Year 1: advanced professional practice plus: trimester 1 (Sep-Dec) host-based forensics * (or network security); trimester 2 (Jan-May) e-security * (or advanced cloud and network forensics or management of software projects); trimester 3: security audit and compliance. Year 2 : MSc Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh EH14 1DJ Scotland

Key information

Information Office
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0333 900 6040