Postgraduate

Cyber Security MSc

Cyber Security MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

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


Course suspension

Our Cyber Security MSc has been suspended for 2020 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for 2020 entry.

The suspension is due to delivery constraints as a result of Covid-19.

You can still apply for other courses related to your subject of interest, such as:


 

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:

  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • mathematics

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

Research groups and centres

Newcastle has a first class record of research and development in dependable and secure computing. We have leading international research groups and three research centres focusing on a wide range of computer science fields, including:

  • security and resilience
  • dependable systems
  • cybercrime
  • cloud computing

Related courses

This course is part of a suite of closely related courses:

All four courses share modules, creating a tight-knit student cohort that has encouraged collaborations on projects undertaking interdisciplinary research.

 

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have an excellent record of finding employment. Recent examples have included:

  • Data Warehouse Consultant at NCR Corporation
  • Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at Ixia
  • Civil Servant at GCHQ

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

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.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.


Course suspension

Our Cyber Security MSc has been suspended for 2020 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for 2020 entry.

The suspension is due to delivery constraints as a result of Covid-19.

You can apply for 2021 entry from the 1 October 2020.

 

You can still apply for other courses related to your subject of interest for 2020 entry, such as:


 

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you are an international applicant for 2021 entry, you must:

  • pay a tuition fee deposit of £1,500 by the deadline stated in your offer letter
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.