Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Cyber Security

With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data. Our MSc Cyber Security provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices. In addition to developing the key skills for handling security incidents, you will learn how to identify new and existing threats and the methods by which to reduce them.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should have the following: Academic requirements Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in a related subject If you don't meet the academic requirements Applicants with non-standard prior learning and or relevant work experience and training are encouraged to apply. A CV (curriculum vitae) made up of prior work experience and training would need to be submitted for consideration by our faculty alongside the standard application. If you don't meet these entry requirements, you may be eligible to study our BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up) programme which is also taught at our London Campus. Successful completion of this Top-Up degree with a minimum of a 2:2 award will give you entry on to this Masters programme. English language requirements Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent. If you have IELTS 5.5 - 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice January 2020 - 2 Years
MSc Part-time May 2020 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northumbria University London Campus E1 7HT London

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