Start dates: September, January

Tuition fees 2018/19: UK/EU: £7,995 International: £14,000

Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, for example, the strain of ransomware WannaCry which crippled many world organisations such as the NHS. In turn, the demand for highly skilled security professional is massively growing as businesses try to bridge the ever-growing skills gap to protect their networks and data. For businesses, it is not a matter of if but rather when an attack will occur.

The UK is one of the many governments around the world which recognise the serious nature of the threat that is emerging from the cyber-sphere (so says a report published by

The MSc Cyber Security programme aims to provide students with the knowledge on how to handle security incidents, identifying new and existing threats and are taught methods on how to minimise and/or extinguish them. The course extends upon already acquired knowledge and provides an in-depth coverage of fundamental concepts, principles and technologies for network security. Going beyond theoretical theory, students will be taught a practical understanding of governance and assurance, along with technology risk management practices.

Distinctive Characteristics

The course provides students with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance along with technology risk management practices.

What You Will Study

  • Information Assurance & Risk Management
  • Information Governance, Management & Security
  • Research & Project Management
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security
  • Dissertation

Our Northumbria University London Campus is run in partnership with QA Higher Education – a UK higher education provider. All of our programmes at the London Campus are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education and University staff.

This course is also available in part-time.

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