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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 industry-relevant 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 through a part-time study option):
MSc Cyber Security Engineering (CSE)

MSc Cyber Security Engineering comprises eight compulsory 15-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation.

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

Course certifications
  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • CSE is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ)
MSc Cyber Security Management (CSM)

MSc Cyber Security Management comprises eight modules worth 15 credits each and a dissertation project worth 60 credits.

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

Course certifications
  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • CSM is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ)
A Master's course embedded in industry
  • When you study MSc Cyber Security Management or MSc Cyber Security Engineering at the University of Warwick, you will gain an 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 very 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, Disklabs, CSC, VMware, OCSIA, Mozilla, Kaspersky, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Telefonica, IBM, Blackstage Forensics, Derbyshire NHS Trust, Nettitude, and various polices forces including: Nottingham Police, Metropolitan Police, Bedfordshire Police and West Midlands Police.
  • 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.
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.


If you have questions about our Cyber Security courses, contact our admissions office:


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