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Why study this course?

Our Cyber Security MSc degree is the ideal choice if you want to progress or start your career in the digital industry as a cyber security specialist. The course covers the broad topics essential to cyber security and forensics and will expose you to a range of open-source and licence-based security and forensic tools.

This hands-on master’s degree in cyber security will cover how artificial intelligence techniques can be used in detecting risks, preventing criminal activity, and forecasting illegal activity. You’ll also develop practical skills using industry software tools and environments and work with external organisations to develop practical knowledge in real-life scenarios.

In an evolving technological age, the threat of cyber security attacks continues to be prominent globally. Our Cyber Security MSc is perfect if you want to play a part in combating cybercrimes, as well as leading a digital revolution that is spanning all sectors – from science and engineering to business and entertainment.

Throughout your studies, you’ll focus on aspects of security, including information, networks and cyber security, alongside practical and applied understanding of how to conduct forensic analysis, provide evidential reports, and implement risk-based strategies. On this course, you’ll conduct security analytics in an intelligent way, which is a growing AI field in the detection, identification, classification, prediction and prevention of threats.

You will have access to a specailised laboratory environment and be able to study within the Cyber Security Research Centre. The Centre is also a hub for engagement with our industry partners and where you may be able to work on live projects.

Throughout the course you’ll attend a variety of scheduled sessions, such a lectures, tutorials, and workshops. The course focuses on problem-based learning approaches. It also supports and prepares students to gain relevant industry certifications and experience.

This course offers a wide range of modules so you can develop the skills required to be a confident cyber security specialist with a deep understanding of cybercrime, incidence response, security auditing and cyber security management.

You’ll also learn from staff with high research profiles in digital forensics, cyber security, and artificial intelligence and have the opportunity to work with external clients in the Digital Forensics Laboratory. You’ll also benefit from external speakers, where you’ll explore real-life cyber security scenarios and how to approach them.

Preparing you for industrial certification

Aligned with industry, this course offers you access to fully licensed software and frameworks encompassing cyber security, ethical hacking and digital forensics

Cross-learning opportunities

This course provides the opportunity to cross-learn between cyber security, artificial intelligence and data analytics

Input from industry partners

This course was put together with the help of industry partners

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Course details

You will be required to have:

  • a 2:2 UK degree (or equivalent) in computer science, computer, software or network engineering, computing, ICT or cyber security 

Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa (previously Tier 4) you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

There will be a range of assessment methods employed throughout the course, including:

  • coursework (group and individual)
  • in-class tests
  • written and oral exams
  • final project/dissertation

Coursework could include real-world topics such as digital crime investigations, cyber incident handling, cyber security auditing and penetration testing, concluded by an expert report or essay.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll have opportunities to apply for exciting job roles such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Digital Forensics Analyst/Examiner
  • Cyber Incident Handler/Investigator
  • Cyber Security Manager (CSM)
  • Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester
  • Cyber Security Compliance Officer
  • Cloud Security Specialist

By studying in London, you’ll have global businesses on your doorstep. Potential employers could range from digital crime investigation companies, government agencies and the police force, as well as national and international organisations that need protection against digital crime.

This course is also excellent preparation for further study or research.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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