CSM 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.
You will focus on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisation: understanding the threat, managing resources, implementing solutions, and effectively communicating these to senior decision makers, in order to support the strategic growth of a business.
- Cyber Security Engineering (MSc)
- e-Business Management (MSc)
- Engineering Business Management (MSc)
- Healthcare Operational Management (MSc)
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSc)
- International Trade, Strategy and Operations (MSc)
- International Technology Management (MSc)
- Management for Business Excellence (MSc)
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management (MSc)
- Programme and Project Management (MSc)
- Service Management and Design (MSc)
- Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (MSc)
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management (MSc)
- Sustainable Automotive Engineering (MSc)
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- Security Architectures and Network Defence
- Cryptosystems and Data Protection
- Information Risk Management and Governance
- Industrial Espionage and Conterfeiting
- Digital Forensics
Alongside core cyber modules, you will have the opportunity to study technical cyber security modules and/or business and management modules. So you can tailor your course to suit your career by choosing four of the elective modules below. To find out more about each module and their descriptions, please click each module title:
- Cyber Security for Virtualisation Systems
- Enterprise Cyber Security
- Cyber Intelligence and Operations
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- Globalisation and Outsourcing
- Financial Analysis and Control Systems
- Organisations, People and Performance
*For the GCHQ certified pathway, CSVS and ECS, and either CIO or CPS are required
Module requirements will remain the same for those interested in the part-time version of this course, however, if you would like more details please visit this page.
We blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, labs, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.
40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm).
There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits, and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.
Lectures (occasional): 60 – 90 students
Seminars and most module classes: 20 – 30 students per class, with smaller break out groups for syndicate activities
There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.
- 9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Master’s credit)
- 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)
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.
We welcome prospective students to come and meet us. We organise 3-4 Open Days each academic year as well as bookable fortnightly ‘Drop-In’ sessions. If you are interested in finding out more information about our events, or would like to book one, please visit this page.
To Visit Warwick...
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: 1 year
(October 2019 - October 2020)
Part-time: 3 years
(October 2019 - October 2022)
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in IT, Computer Science, or a related subject.
Also open to students without an IT degree, but with demonstrable interest in the field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.
Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards range from 25% to 50% fee discount.
Additional Course Costs
Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.