Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London

Cyber Security and Big Data

This programme will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges in cyber security faced by industry and society, and will help you to develop the necessary skills to address those challenges in the most effective way. This programme will enable you to build knowledge and develop expertise in network security in cryptography and through action-based learning to provide you with employment skills essential to the cyber security industries and related businesses, e-commerce, and governmental organisations. You will have the opportunity to engage with the very latest cyber security principles, practices, tools, and techniques through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related degree preferably with industrial experience from a UK university, or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (reading, listening, writing and speaking) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Collaborative project; internet of things and applications; individual project, dissertation, business plan or placement; network security; applied cryptography; mobile networks and clouds; second subject module. Optional modules include: Fundamentals of multimedia signals and processing; media processing and coding; internet and communication networks; introduction to programming and MatLab.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed primarily by exams and also include a combination of group exercises, presentations and time-constrained coursework and assignments with varying levels of weighting depending on the nature of each module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Campus Hackney E15 2GP South East

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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01509 222496