Who is this degree for:

This degree is ideal for aspiring professionals who are looking to gain valuable insight into the methods, approaches, and concepts in cyber security. You’ll build essential skills to advance your career as a cyber security specialist over the long term, while gaining hands-on experience with the latest industry case studies. You’ll learn a broad range of timely and relevant topics to prepare you for real-world career success and be ready to make an immediate impact at any organisation.

Depending on your time and commitments, with the University of London you can choose whether to study the Master of Science (MSc) in Cyber Security, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Cyber Security or a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Cyber Security.

The PGDip Cyber Security consists of: one core module (15 credits) seven optional modules (15 credits each)

The PGCert Cyber Security consists of: one core module (15 credits) three optional modules (15 credits each)

Cohorts and Deadlines:

The programme is offered twice per year in April and October.

Admission Requirements

Entry route 1: Direct Entry

To qualify to register for the MSc, PGDip or PGCert you will need a bachelor’s degree which is considered at least comparable to a UK second-class honours degree from an institution acceptable to the University.

Entry route 2: Performance-Based Admissions

If applicants do not meet the requirements for Direct Entry they can apply for the MSc via the Performance Based Admissions (PBA) route here. To qualify for entrance via the PBA route you will need a third class bachelor’s degree or Aegrotat.

Applicants with an appropriate professional experience qualification from a recognised professional body will be considered on an individual basis.

Students on the PBA route may transfer to the MSc on successful completion of two modules (30 credits).

Full details of the PBA route can be found in Section 6 of the Programme Regulations.

Entrance requirements for standalone individual modules

To qualify to register for a standalone individual module you will need a third class bachelor’s degree or Aegrotat.

English language requirements

All applicants must satisfy the English language requirements for the programme. These are set out in detail on the programme page under Entry Requirements.

Applicants who have not met any of the above must have passed, within the past three years, a test of proficiency in English language, from an organisation acceptable to the University. This standard must be reached before registering for the MSc.

Further information on English language proficiency tests can be found on the University of London website.

Admissions Checklist

You must provide evidence of your full name (including any changes) and date of birth. This can be done by providing a scanned copy of one of the following piece of documentation: birth certificate, passport, national identification card.

You must provide a scanned copy of relevant academic transcripts. For further information and clarification on country specific qualifications that are accepted please check the University of London's Qualification or Entrance page.

Proof of your English Proficiency. This can demonstrated by completing a test or submitting a letter from an employer confirming that English has been your main working language for at least 18 months. For further information please check the University of London's English Requirments page.

Submit you letter of motivation to provide details of why you want to study the University of London MSc Cyber Security programme. This should be a maximum of 250 words.

Upload your resume or CV if you would like your work experience to be taken into consideration.

If you have a relevant qualification that has been awarded within the past five years, you may be able to apply for your prior learning to be accredited automatically. There is no fee payable for this service and you can find out more information on the Universty of London's Recognition and of prior learning page.

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.

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