What will I learn?

What's covered in the course?

This MSc Cyber Security course provides a broad foundation for Cyber Security concepts while delivering advanced knowledge and skills in key technical areas. Designed to meet the growing demand from global business and industry for robust cyber security systems, this course underpins the principles and practical professional skills you’ll need to meet the future challenges faced by organisations, particularly when it comes to strategic security planning.

This course provides future Cyber Security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed by the employers. Our strong links with industry enable us to teach the most demanding
topics. You will develop state of the art technical knowledge, intellectual know-how, management capabilities and hands-on practical skills to succeed in meeting the Cyber Security challenges faced by modern organisations.

Our academic staff members are actively engaged with government and industry to help solve their complex problems. These strong links provide you with plenty of professional opportunities that will help you to acquire valuable exposure to the real life challenges of Cyber Security.

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Enhancing your employability skills

This course is designed to ensure that you are a very sought-after graduate with the necessary first-hand, practical expertise of cyber security issues as well as a rigorous academic understanding of the sector.

Globally there is a shortage of experts who can work in cyber security at this very high level, so you will focus on the important technical material you will need for effective decision-making in a highly demanding career.

Which department am I in?

School of Computing and Digital Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,200.00 (US$ 18,168) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City Centre Campuses

1 Curzon Street,

Birmingham,

B4 7XG, England

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
£14,600.00 (US$ 20,095) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City Centre Campuses

1 Curzon Street,

Birmingham,

B4 7XG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a Bachelor Degree with minimum GPA 2.7. Some postgraduate courses may require a subject specific undergraduate degree to qualify for entry. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Students need to have an IELTS of 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5).

For international students

Applicants should hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computing, Engineering or Information Management discipline. Applicants without standard entry qualifications but with extensive industrial experience could be considered if they provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course. Students are required to have IELTS overall band of 6.0 or equivalent and TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 18 in Reading, 17 Listening, 20 Speaking and 17 in Writing.

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

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About Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is a student-centred, dynamic learning environment, offering courses approved by professional bodies.

  • Students gain adequate hands-on learning and develop skills
  • Refine academic writing skills through workshop and tutorial
  • GBP 340 million investment in facilities
  • University-run part-time student employment scheme