Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Computer Security and Resilience

This course equips students with the skills to develop and assess computing systems that have to be secure and safe in the face of failure or attack.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a discipline with significant computing content such as mathematics, engineering or systems engineering; applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis provided they have several years of relevant industrial computing experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: System security; system validation; the challenge of dependable systems; information security and trust; human factors engineering; high integrity software development; research skills; group project in computer security and resilience; project and dissertation in computer security and resilience; advanced programming in java or object-oriented programming.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,265 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Admissions Secretary, School of Computing Science
Telephone number: 
0191 208 8072