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.
1 year (full-time)
Number of credits:
MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits
Our MSc Cyber Security cultivates creative and professional graduates who can solve problems, are knowledgeable, skilled, and ready for the tech industry upon graduation.
Cyber security offers plenty of employment prospects as it is a global issue which impacts every society that relies on digital connectivity.
Expand your knowledge of the essential core competencies of cyber security in an applied and practical way by performing real-world industry tasks in our specialised computing labs.
Experience both technical and non-technical cyber security disciplines, to help identify your strengths and make informed decisions about future career pathways.
Create advantageous connections by networking with industry professionals across London’s technical meetups such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
This course offers the opportunity to produce a professional portfolio to show potential employers that demonstrates the combination of skills learnt across the modules.
Course and Module Details
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
- 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.
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
- Security Operations
- Security Testing
- Threat Hunting
- Other non-technical cyber careers.
How to apply
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.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
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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.
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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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