What will I learn?

Our Cyber Security MSc focuses on information and system security and the analysis of complex systems, including machine learning.

About this course

Cyber Security is a dynamic area of computing science, and is about understanding how:

the features and vulnerabilities of a system can be exploited by attackers
to detect, prevent and respond to these attackers.

Cyber Security is also a process, requiring input from and interaction with end-users, stakeholders, decision-makers or system designers.

The MSc is designed for honours graduates in computing science, or a discipline with a significant computing component, for example:

systems engineering

You should have a good background in computer systems, including programming. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.


The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The BCS is the chartered institute for IT. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for professional membership of the BCS on graduation and is the first step to becoming a chartered IT professional.

Which department am I in?

School of Computing Science

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£24,300.00 (25,04,037) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

20 September 2021


Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a discipline with significant computing content, such as: mathematics; engineering; systems engineering. You should also have a good background in computer systems, including programming. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications provided you have several years of relevant industrial computing experience. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing). Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 51 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.