MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice

Northumbria University London Campus


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With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data. Our MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices.

The Advanced Practice stage of this programme provides you with the opportunity to undertake a 12-15 week internship, allowing you to put your learning into practice, enhancing your learning and further developing your employability.

This full-time course will be taught by experienced academics at our London Campus, guiding you as you analyse and evaluate the theories, principles and applications associated with cyber security. They will encourage you to question current approaches and processes in the field of information and cyber security. You will be introduced to key theoretical and practical aspects using real world scenarios and case studies and will be expected to investigate new approaches, processes and solutions in this fast-moving environment.


Level 7 Master's degree


Level of study: Postgraduate study

2019/20 tuition fee: £9,990 (UK/EU), £18,000 (International)

Payment plan: Available

Student loan: Available

Study method: Full-time, classroom-based

Duration: 16-24 months (up to 2 years)

Qualification: MSc Cyber Security

Awarded by: Northumbria University

Start date: January, May, September

Who is this course for?

This programme is suitable for those with a computing undergraduate degree who are looking to specialise in this field. This course offers a valuable opportunity to secure a work placement or research placement, giving the experience of the workplace environment or live cyber security issues to put your learning into practice. This stage of the programme will take place between your second and final semester, and is a semester long (12-15 weeks) in duration.


  • Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in a related subject

If you don’t meet the academic requirements and have non-standard prior learning and/or relevant work experience and training, you are encouraged to apply. A CV made up of prior work experience and training would need to be submitted for consideration by our faculty alongside the standard application.

Career path

Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research orientated careers. Job roles, including roles in leadership and management, could include working in, for example, software engineering, network design and management, network security, artificial intelligence or IT consultancy.

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