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Cyber Security MSc Programmes

Cyber security is not merely about the Internet. Our dependence on multiple, complex, interacting digital systems grows day by day. Vehicles, architectural infrastructure, industrial controls, finance flows and medical devices all operate across the cyber domain.

The WMG Cyber Security Centre team at the University of Warwick are working to further understand the nature of this evolving cyber environment, and to protect and enhance the human experience within it.

Alongside our applied collaborative research, we provide world class postgraduate education.

Our expert tutors bring their subjects to life, blending academic knowledge with experience across a wide range of industry sectors. We also enjoy extensive guest lecture input from companies such as IBM, HP and PwC, and from UK government and law enforcement agencies. This mix of research-led teaching and real-world input will both inspire and prepare you to contribute at the forefront of the cyber domain.

We currently offer two MSc courses (also available in part time mode):


MSc Cyber Security Engineering comprises eight compulsory 15-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. Cyber Security Engineering is provisionally certified by GCHQ.

CSE has been designed for candidates seeking a technical focus on cyber security. The technical focus is achieved through a more intensive module assessment.


MSc Cyber Security and Management comprises nine 10-credit taught modules and a 90-credit dissertation. Five of the taught modules are compulsory for this award. Four other taught modules must be selected by the student. A pathway through Cyber Security and Management is provisionally certified by GCHQ.

CSM has been designed for candidates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy/strategic business or management context.

A Masters course uniquely embedded in industry
  • When you study MSc Cyber Security and Management or Cyber Security Engineering at Warwick, you will gain an unparalleded exposure to industry. All taught modules contain considerable input from industry experts who, through case studies and guest lectures, contribute to the design and delivery of material making for a vey rich learning environment.
  • An example of some of the companies involved in the Cyber programmes since they were launched include HP, Amethyst Consulting, Deep Secure Ltd, Siskin Technology, SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency), CSC, VMware, OCSIA, Nottingham Police, Mozilla, Metropolitan Police, Kaspersky, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Telefonica, IBM, Blackstage Forensics, Derbyshire NHS Trust and Nettitude.
  • You will have additional opportunity to engage with industry through industry visits, conferences, and mentoring or advice from industry experts at key stages of your work.
Cyber Security Research at WMG
After You Graduate

Graduates can expect to go on to work within corporate information - security and technology teams, consultancies, government information-security departments, management tracks in information critical organisations and cyber security related research.

Recent Cyber MSc graduates have gone onto roles within companies such as: Accenture (Senior Cyber Security Consultant), Digital Shadows, UK, Canary Wharf (Information Security Analyst), Indonesian Ministry of Finance (Information Security Analyst), JP Morgan (Glasgow)(Technology Analyst), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) (Information Security Analyst), Odyssey Consultants Ltd (Systems and Network Security Engineer) NCC (Penetration Testing Consultant), PWC (IT Risk and Resilience Team), KPMG (IT Advisory, Cyber Security), Deloitte (Senior Consultant), ABN Amro (Risk Assessor), Bank of Thailand (Cyber Security Analyst), SBD - Secured By Design (Analyst - Cyber Security), Wi-Pay Technologies (Associate IT support - Cyber security), London Borough Of Merton ( IT Security & Governance Officer), Access Bank (Fraud Investigator), CGI (Government Technology Consultant), CSC (Business Operations Director for Asia, Middle East and Africa - AMEA), EY (e-Discovery Associate), EY (Senior consultant in the Information Technology Risk and Assurance department), IBM (Security Project Manager), Ministry of Defence, PWC (IT Risk and Resilience Team), Reckitt Benckiser (Information Security Privacy Specialist), Tsesnabank (ICT auditor specialising in Cyber Security), JP Morgan (IT Infrastructure Analyst), Royal Mail (Information Security Analyst), Ultra Electronics Cheltenham (Information Security Analyst), Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) (Information Security Analyst), Emtel Ltd (IT Product Development - Cyber Security), National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria (Information Security Analyst), Facebook (Marketing Specialist in Community Operations), Global Network (Programs Executive), PWC (Forensic Technologies & Information Security Analyst), Singapore Police (Senior Investigation Officer), TRB Lightweight Structures (Software Developer), CISCO (Network Consulting Engineer), Tata Consultancy Services (Quality and Security Analyst for TCS-Nokia account), Purdue University (Research Associate)

Contact us
  • If you have questions about this course, you can contact the Admissions Office: wmgmasters at warwick dot ac dot uk, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

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"Our approach is a multi-disciplinary one, combining academics, government and industry experts who bring together both the technical and behavioural (culture, cognition and communication) aspects needed for transformative cyber security solutions. We are guided by the principles of High Impact, High Quality, and Trusted Partnerships in all that we do."

Professor Tim Watson, Director, Cyber Security Centre