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MSc Cyber Security Management

Full-time Master's
Cyber Security Management

Cyber security is not merely about the Internet. Our dependence on multiple, complex, interacting digital systems grows day by day. This course focuses on how to deliver effective cyber security in a global business environment.

Start date:
30 September 2024

12 months, full time

Application deadline:
2 August 2024

Master of Science (MSc) 

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Highlights and benefits

  • Ranked 1st globally in the Eduniversal Best Masters 2024 ranking for 'Cybersecurity, Systems Security and Data Protection' courses.
  • The course is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is a part of GCHQ.
  • The University of Warwick has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACEs-CSE) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  • Teaching staff have significant academic and industry expertise, whilst guest speakers from various areas of cyber security contribute regularly, bringing further real-world insight into your learning.


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

Securing your patch of cyberspace is challenging, requiring both technical insight into the security of your digital systems and devices, and also the management of people who interact with them. We will prepare you to manage cyber security within an enterprise, from influencing the risk appetite of the board to managing firewall reconfiguration during a cyber attack.

This course is designed for graduates looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. 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.

Alongside core cyber modules, you’ll have the opportunity to study a technical, elective module, so that you can tailor your course to suit your career.

Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

The University of Warwick has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACEs-CSE) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - a part of GCHQ. This status recognises Warwick for delivering first-rate cyber security education on campus and promoting cyber skills in the community.

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


MSc Cyber Security Management is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ)

Warwick is an Academic Partner of CIISec and the MSc in Cyber Security Management is affiliated to CIISec

Meet the Course Director: Dr Olga Angelopoulou

Olga's main area of teaching and research is digital forensics and incident response, while her research interests include digital investigations, cybercrimes, and online fraud. She has several journal publications and presentations in international conferences and is involved in numerous scholarly, research and consultancy activities.

Scholarships and Bursaries

WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on any of our full-time MSc programmes beginning in September 2024.

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