University of York

University of York

Cyber Security

This course emphasises the important technical material that will helps students to make effective cyber security decisions, and addresses issues such as: identity; trust and reputation; cryptography; network security; malware and intrusion detection; risk management; development of high assurance systems.

Entry requirements

Applicants will have achieved at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related discipline.

Course modules

Modules include: identity trust reputation and their applications; Cryptography theory and applications; Networks and communications security - threats, attacks and countermeasures; Malware and other malfeasance; Cyber security research skills; Wider aspects of cyber security; Rigour in secure system development assessment; Forensic analysis of cyber incidents; Independent study module - cyber security individual project.

Assessment methods

All taught modules on the are examined by open assessments.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,340 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 325404