Digital and Tech Solutions (Cyber Security) MSc

Digital and Technology Solutions (Cyber Security Specialist) MSc (Specialist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship)

Part time: 24 months


The MSc is for individuals in full time employment who want to develop their postgraduate skills in cyber security, taking advantage of the apprenticeship scheme.

Your course during COVID-19

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Further information

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About this course

You'll use a combination of technical and soft skills during the course. Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, you will also have extensive on-the-job training allowing you to take your career to the next level and become an expert in your field. You'll be suitable for this course if you are already working within cyber security, data protection and IT.

This course meets the needs of the apprenticeships scheme, and is designed to the Cyber Security Technology Specialism of the Digital Technology Solutions Level 7 integrated degree standard.

All apprenticeships in the School of Computing have been created by the Institute of Coding, a government funded project to help close the digital skills gap. The MSc has also been created in consultation with industry. This ensures you will develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.

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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.

Fees & Funding

This course is entirely funded through the apprenticeship levy, which is paid by all organisations with a wage bill of over £3m per year. In order to gain entry to the course, you must be employed by an employer who pays the levy and is willing to enter into an agreement with the University to deliver this training. The University is unable to help find a suitable employer for individuals wanting to study this degree.

If you are interested, we can help you in your conversations with your HR, learning and development and other colleagues.

The funding band for this programme, set by industry, is £21,000 for the full duration of the course. This is paid on a monthly basis by the employer through their digital account

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a discipline with significant computing content, such as:

  • mathematics
  • engineering
  • statistics
  • systems engineering

The school of Computing has a strong track record of admitting applicants from a non-standard background, and individuals with strong relevant work experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

How to Apply

You must be employed by a company who is paying the apprenticeship levy and be willing to fund the course this way. SMEs can now access government funding towards Degree Apprenticeships.

To apply, please contact:

Xander Brouwer
Partnership Manager
Institute of Coding
Telephone: 07597 397 740


Xander Brouwer
Partnership Manager
Institute of Coding
Telephone: 07597 397 740