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Full time September PgDip, MSc 12 months full-time (15 months with option of three month internship)

About the course

Develop an in-depth understanding of Cyber Security from leading experts in the field, whilst practising ethical hacking, penetration testing and using investigative tools for revealing threats and vulnerabilities.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for graduate students and IT/ICT professionals who want to prepare for a successful career in computer, network and information security. It will help you to develop your specialist analytical, operational and development skills in both technical and socio-technical areas of cyber security.

This Masters programme will particularly suit students who have completed a first degree in a computing subject, such as computer science or business computing. It will also suit graduates who have completed a numerate subject with a significant computing

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Entry Requirements

You should hold at least a lower second-class honours degree from a UK institution (or the equivalent from an international institution) in Computer Science or a related discipline with some mathematical content. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered for entry to this course.

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.


Course Content



Where is City, University of London


Student Profile(s)

Tasnim Ahmed

After graduating, I hope to get a job in cyber security, focusing on risk management and forensic computer analysis.

Why did you choose to study at City University London?
I did my undergraduate course at City. I was pleased with the learning environment, quality of teaching on the course, location and the atmosphere I was in. Furthermore, I like the management within the university which was comforting and enabled me to adapt to university environment in a very natural and pleasant way. It is also extremely meritocratic by rewarding and penalising academics for their ability and talent.

What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoyed doing the practical work such as the ethical hacking coursework, it helped me to understand how the systems works, ways to bypass them and what could be done to avoid such flaws.

What has been your favourite module and why?
So far all the modules are enjoyable. My favourite would be Cryptography and Digital Forensics. Cryptography because I always had an interest in cryptanalysis and encryption methods both classic and modern. Digital Forensics because it's fascinating to know how criminally-minded people think and the ways to tackling such people.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?
The highlight of the course would be that I enjoyed doing most of the coursework, it certainly helped me to understand and implement theories and concepts. The lecturers were very helpful and proactive.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?
After graduating, I hope to get a job in cyber security, focusing on risk management and forensic computer analysis.


Kiran Sagar

I chose City University London because it is one of the leading universities in this area with exceptional research and teaching staff.

Why did you choose to study at City University London?
The reason I chose City University London is because it is one of the leading universities in this area with exceptional research and teaching staff.

What do you enjoy most about your course?
There is a high level of interaction between the teaching staff and students. Almost 95% of the course includes the latest developments in the field making it a very exciting course.

What has been your favourite module and why?
Cryptography has been my favourite module due to my inclination towards mathematics. The course leader Dr Nikos Komninos is very passionate about this subject and delivers with a high level of enthusiasm with is contagious.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?
The highlight of the course has been the practical part of Cryptography, which is ethical hacking. It is an essential and indispensable part of coursework in order to learn different perspectives of the security issue we are facing in the world currently.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I am looking into working in the industry for a few years and then work towards a PhD.


Mohammed Nizamuddin

I have come to realise the importance of cyber security as well as the various techniques required to make the internet a safer place.

Why did you choose to study at City University London?
City University London is a well-known university with notable alumni. It was an obvious choice. Situated in London, with access to many reputable professors, City allowed for the perfect environment to learn, understand and integrate what we learnt from the book materials.

What do you enjoy most about your course?
The MSc in Cyber Security is a unique course. With the developments in technology, there is a requirement to acquire the knowledge that this course offers. Although I just completed a semester, I already feel that I'm on the right track. This course keeps me updated with the latest in technology and the measures used to stop the cyber crimes taking place around the world.

What has been your favourite module and why?
My favourite module was Digital Forensic. This subject pushed my thinking capacity to its edges allowing me to look into things from a different perspective - in simple words, it makes us detectives and super cops in the digital world.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?
A highlight for me was the day I realised the importance of cyber security and how the IT industry requires various techniques in making the internet a safer place. This course has helped me fulfill those requirements with both practical and theoretical knowledge.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?
As of today I plan to work and pursue MBA as a part-time student.


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