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MSc Cyber Security and Management (CSM)

Delivering effective cyber security in a global business environment

Designed for

CSM is designed for graduates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. It is ideally suited to those from a computer science or IT background; the programme also caters for non-STEM graduates with a specific interest in cyber security.

What will the course provide?

Over the course of the year, you’ll develop a clear understanding of the cyber threat landscape and how a cyber incident may evolve. You will cover the key technologies required to defend and protect organisational information infrastructures from threats and attacks, and will learn how to manage and limit the impact an attack can have on a business.

This MSc focuses on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation. Our aim is to develop strategic thinkers who understand the threat, can manage resources, implement solutions, and can effectively communicate these to senior decision makers in order to support the strategic growth of a business.

Alongside core cyber modules, you’ll have the opportunity to study technical cyber security modules or business and management modules, so that you can tailor your course to suit your career.

Course modules

For the current academic year (2017/18), the course comprises nine 10-credit modules and a 90-credit dissertation. For 2018 entry, new modules may be added and the structure altered accordingly.

Security Architectures and Network Defence * Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting *
Cryptosystems and Data Protection * Digital Forensics *
Information Risk Management and Governance *

Elective modules

You will need to choose four elective modules from the recommended module list below, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.

Cyber Intelligence and Operations *

Cyber-Physical Systems *

Enterprise Cyber Security *

Globalisation and Outsourcing

Financial Analysis and Control Systems

Organisations, People and Performance


*Modules required for the GCHQ Provisionally Certified Pathway

You are required to pass nine modules in total as part of this Master's course.


Your project will support you in developing your personal research and analytical skills and will allow you to focus on a topic of specific interest to you.

Learning style
  • The taught component of the course is highly interactive and varied with a mixture of lectures, syndicate or group work, practical and lab based work, and technology enabled learning.
  • Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.
  • Assessment is through Post Module Assignment based on the learning objectives of each respective module.
  • 50% of the Masters credit is achieved through your individual project or dissertation, for which you will have close 1-1 supervision
  • Each module will usually be delivered in intensive one-week blocks so you are fully immersed in the subject area for that period. These one-week sessions are scheduled at intervals from October through to June.

After you graduate

Graduates can expect rapid career progression in within a wide range of organisations relating to cyber security in a range of roles. You can see examples of these roles on the Cyber Security main page.

Contact us

If you have questions about this course, you can contact the Admissions Office:, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Rebecca Falconer

"Everything I do in my job relates to what I learned at WMG. I am putting this knowledge into use on a daily basis, and it has made a huge difference to my ability to perform well in my role."

Rebecca Falconer. Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Capgemini.

Start Date:
1st October 2018

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
Home/EU: £13,440

Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, subject to renewal in 2018.