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The Masters in IT Cyber Security is a specialist version of the MSc (Information Technology), intended for students without a computing science background. It is an intensive, practically oriented programme focusing on Cyber Security tools and techniques, which students apply to a significant Cyber Security development project.

Why this programme

  • The School of Computing Science is ranked 7th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
  • The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.
  • During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry.
  • You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
  • You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in IT Cyber Security include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses

  • DATABASE THEORY AND APPLICATION (M)
  • ENTERPRISE CYBER SECURITY (M)
  • PROGRAMMING
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (M)
  • SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS
  • MSC IT+ TEAM PROJECT (M)

And at least three of the following:

  • CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SECURE DEVELOPMENT (M)
  • CYBER SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS (M)
  • CYBER SYSTEM FORENSICS (M)
  • HUMAN-CENTRED SECURITY (M)
  • SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT (M)

Please note the availability of optional courses is dependent on staff availability and timetabling constraints.

If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work in sectors such as banking and insurance, software houses, chemical or electronics industries.

More Information on this Programme


Visit the IT Cyber Security - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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