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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    3 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    UK/EU/International: £8,550*
    *Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

  • Last Updated

    06 August 2019

Take our online Cyber Security MSc and become part of the next generation of leading IT security professionals, fully equipped to respond rapidly to risks and problems. The subject is a regular hot topic in the news today on a global scale and online protection has never been more relevant.

This online Cyber Security MSc programme has been developed to teach you the very latest in information protection techniques, all delivered by academics at the leading edge of research into system penetration and intrusion analysis.

Meeting the demand for expertise

The speed with which the internet and information sharing has developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. Our online MSc Cyber Security is designed to help bridge this gap and meet the accelerating demand for professionals with proven information security expertise. Kill chains, zero-day attacks, ransomware, alert fatigue and budgetary constraints are just a few of the challenges that cyber security professionals face. Cyber security experts need a stronger understanding of these topics and many others, to be able to confront those challenges more effectively.

What you will study

This course focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding of Information Infrastructures so that you are fully equipped to apply these skills to any organisation. You will build your understanding of the managerial and technical elements of information security, as well as enterprise level security using innovative techniques developed through latest research at the cutting edge of Cyber Security.

You will be introduced to the key concepts for human dimensions of cyber security, leading to an understanding of research practice in designing and running scientific studies to develop your understanding of accountability in computer systems and the legalities behind Cyber Security.

This programme has 3 intakes per year: September, January and May.


Visit the MSc Cyber Security page on the University of Derby Online Learning website for more details!

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