University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Cyber Security

There is currently a worldwide shortage of skilled practitioners in cyber security. Our MSc is specifically designed to give students a well-rounded, multidisciplinary view of the subject area, embracing not only the technical subjects, but also aspects of criminology, risk management, law and social sciences. The programme has been awarded provisional certification against the 'GCHQ Certified Master's degree in General Cyber Security' standard.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in computer science or closely related discipline. You will require programming and mathematical knowledge to undertake this course. English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one: Foundations of Cyber Security;
Implementing Cyber Security; The Management of Corporate Security; Corporate Risk Management Processes; Criminal Behaviour - Applied Perspectives; Macine Learning; Interdisciplinary Thinking
Semester two: Cybercrime, Insecurity and the Dark Web; Secure Systems; Cryptography; Project Risk Management; Biometrics; Data Mining
Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

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