Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Cyber Security

The overall aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. It's strength lies in its multidisciplinary nature, merging expertise from across Lancaster�s faculties to educate the next generation of security specialists. The technical modules within the degree offer the skills and knowledge required to enable students to obtain the industrially recognised professional qualifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in Computing or a closely related discipline. Relevant industry experience may be considered. Where English is not the native language/language of instruction: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Information system security management; information system penetration and countermeasures; information system forensic investigation; information system risk management; cybercrime; introduction to law for cyber security specialists; network and system security; security and conflict in the digital age; a research or industrially focused dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,497 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,167 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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