Cyber Security Postgraduate degree

Cyber Security

Our applied and practical MSc Cyber Security, taught by a team of cyber security and computer science specialists , will help prepare you for the diverse and complex challenges of the ever-growing international tech industry.

Start Date:

September 2023

Duration:

1 year (full-time)

Degree Type:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits

Specific entry requirements

Students must have equivalent to a 2:2 UK degree in a STEM based subject.

Postgraduate, Master's and Doctoral On-Campus Open Evening

Wednesday 8 February 2023, 5–7:30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview

With the demand for highly skilled cyber professionals growing across the UK and internationally, our MSc Cyber Security is a strategic way to define yourself as a problem solver ready for the industry.

Cyber security is a global concern which impacts every society that relies on being digitally connected. The ever-growing concern of cyber-crime spans across the globe and requires enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who can rise to the complex challenges of cyber security.

On this course, created in line with national standards, you will learn the anatomy of computing devices and networks, while working with cutting-edge technologies including AI, machine learning and data analytics. Modules on this course are delivered in an applied and practical way mirroring real-world contexts  where you will learn by producing artefacts of increasing significance and complexity.

The focus of this course is to ensure you are ready to enter the tech industry on graduation with a clear focus around developing a practical portfolio through collaborative teaching, teamwork, and a final project that you can show to potential employers.

The University of Roehampton London is a member of several industry academic programmes including AWS Academy, Cisco Academy, Microsoft Azure and the Splunk Academic Programme, through which students may work towards completing industry recognised certifications alongside their degree. You will also have opportunities to network with industry professionals through student employability events, guest speakers on campus and technical meetups across London (e.g. the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)).

This course offers an optional professional placement year which means you will be able to work a paid role in industry while also earning recognised credits towards your degree. Through CV workshops, mock interviews and industry links, the University’s employability team can help support you in finding and securing a work placement.

Course subject to validation

Modules

  • Computer and Operating Systems 
  • Networking and Security Practice 
  • Digital Forensics 
  • Security Testing 
  • Cyber Risk Management 
  • Cyber Security Automation 
  • MSc Project 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£10,000 £16,500

Career options

Prospects for graduates in cyber security are extremely positive. There is currently a national skills gap and a high demand for graduates who can demonstrate technical competencies, professional skills, and the ability to solve problems.

Students who complete our MSc Cyber Security will have acquired the essential and broad level of cyber security proficiency that is sought after in the current Tech industry.

Successful graduates from this programme will be able to confidently apply for careers in several cyber security and related areas including:

  • Cloud Computing 
  • Audit & Assurance 
  • Networking 
  • DevOps 
  • Security Operations 
  • Security Testing 
  • Threat Hunting
  • Other non-technical cyber careers.  

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

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Course Facilities

Image -  ​Three dedicated computing labs 
 Conduct your studies within one of three specialised computing labs in the heart of campus.

​Three dedicated computing labs

Conduct your studies within one of three specialised computing labs in the heart of campus.

Image -  Out of hours access 
 Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Out of hours access

Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Image -  All the software you need 
 Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

All the software you need

Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

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