Master of Science

Offered by University of London

Taught in English

Engage in group discussions with professors and peers

24-60 months

10 core modules and one project module, 12-15 hours per week

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

£9,000 – £12,000 total cost

Depends on geographic location. Learn about your payment options

Earn a master’s degree from University of London with academic direction from Royal Holloway, ranked among the top 30 universities in the UK.

Learn real-world applicable skills from leading industry experts and position yourself for both immediate impact and long-term success as an in-demand cyber security professional.

In this programme, you’ll focus on a wide range of security techniques, addressing modern challenges in cyber security with a human-centric approach. You’ll work with real-world case studies that are constantly updated to reflect new and timely issues and study how various organisations solve security management problems. You’ll explore the major cryptographic mechanisms and how they can be applied and learn how computer systems and networks are made secure.

Throughout your studies, you’ll learn from world-class cyber security experts with decades of both industry and academic experience. As a student in this programme, you will:

  • Build practical applied skills relevant to current and emerging demands in the cyber security field.
  • Master the latest and most relevant tools, techniques, strategies, and technologies.
  • Refine your ability to think critically about how organisations manage security.
  • Enjoy direct access to industry professionals with specific expertise in key areas of cyber security.
  • Gain experience working with real-world case studies that reflect new and timely challenges.

Register by April 7 to secure your place in the spring 2023 cohort.

Please contact the University of London via the Student Enquiry System available on their website.

Hear from our learners

"I needed something very flexible and I needed something of high quality. The nicest part for me is about it being online. You can cook your food and listen to lectures at the same time.”

— Vashish I.

MSc Cyber Security

"My main reason for choosing to study with the University of London was its diverse community and courses suited for working in the international market. So far I have found the cryptography module particularly interesting as I didn’t know much about it before, so that was really helpful."

"I’m over 40 and I think I might want to change my career. I still want to work in cyber security. I've done it for a long time, but I see the master’s programme from the University of London as a doorway to moving into either management or research and shifting my career to something that is not as stressful as dealing with live, active intrusions."

— Michael L.

MSc Cyber Security

About the Programme


Application periods are open twice each year, corresponding to the two study sessions. You can apply via direct entry, or performance based-admission if you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry.

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In this degree you’ll explore the major cryptographic mechanisms and how they can be applied and learn how computer systems and networks are made secure.

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You’ll gain an internationally recognised master’s degree, preparing you for the next stage of your career. The University of London works with the Careers Group to provide bespoke career resources, advice, and support for its global student community.

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Student Experience

You will have access to highly engaging learning materials and activities. Enjoy an enhanced learning experience with an accessible and attractive virtual learning platform and opportunities for self-assessment so you can review your own progress.

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About University of London

The University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is built upon the outstanding teaching and research of our 17 member institutions.

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Try a course

The University of London offers a number of online taster courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), designed to introduce you to themes included in degree programmes.

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MSc Cyber Security webinar with Programme Director, Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro. Watch the recording!


Registration deadline for the April 2023 cohort.


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