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Cyber Security Postgraduate Bursaries Scheme

WMG, University of Warwick are participating in The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) postgraduate bursaries' initiative to help adults retrain for a career in cyber security by taking a National Cyber Security Centre certified Master's degree.

This initiative is supported by the National Cyber Security Programme – the Government’s £1.9 billion investment to significantly transform the UK’s cyber security.

The bursary funding is available for students starting in academic year 18/19. It is payable towards tuition fees only.

There is a strong focus on encouraging more women in to the sector to address the current under-representation in the cyber security workforce.

Eligible students will be selected by WMG and must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Have an offer to study MSc Cyber Security and Management, or MSc Cyber Security Engineering at the University of Warwick, commencing October 2018. You should not be undertaking any other forms of formal education.
  • Not previously have held employment as a cyber security professional (cyber security was not a significant part of any previous job function – i.e. less than 50% of a previous job role).
  • Must meet the nationality and residency requirements in the Master's Loan England eligibility criteria.
  • Have not previously been awarded a bursary under the DCMS Cyber Security Postgraduate Bursaries Scheme
  • Have no criminal convictions relating to cyber security or fraud related offences, and agree to present a Criminal Convication Certificate if awarded a bursary.

In addition candidates must:

  • Demonstrate a clear and credible intention to become a cyber security professional in the UK, and how the bursary materially assists in achieving that intention.

How to apply

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria above and would like to apply for a Cyber Security Bursary at Warwick, please complete the Cyber Security Bursary Application Form

Application deadine: Monday August 13th 12.00 noon (local time).

If you have not yet applied for the MSc in Cyber Security and Management or MSc Cyber Security Engineering, you should do this prior to applying for a bursary. The application deadline for full-time courses is 31st July.

More information is available here for full-time course applications and part-time course applications.

When deciding on bursary allocation the Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick will also take into account the strength of the original application for those accepted onto the course and give additional weighting to applications from women applying for the bursary.