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MSc /PGDip Ethical Hacking and Cyber security


Fully certified by the National Cybersecurity Centre – part of GCHQ – this Masters degree develops the skills and mind set needed to tackle the growing threat of computer hackers. Computer security is a growing concern for organisations of all sizes.

This Masters will put you in the ideal position to pursue a successful and often lucrative career. The industry is currently experiencing a major skills gap and global demand for ethical hackers. It’s not unusual for the salaries of our graduates to start at £35,000-£40,000.  

We’re the only university in the UK to offer a Masters programme in ethical hacking. We want to change the way you view cyber security to adopt an offensive approach. The best way to beat a hacker is to be able to think like one!  

Aimed at Computing/IT graduates, our MSc Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity covers a wide range of subjects, including penetration testing, digital forensics, information security management, Malware analysis, port scanning, buffer overflows and password cracking. Our research-active teaching staff are at the forefront of new developments, allowing the programme to evolve to cover the latest techniques and guidelines.

There are two modes of studying this degree. Full-time, on-campus over one year or, part-time  distance learning over two years.

In recent years, full-time on-campus class sizes have been around 10-15 people, and they’re unlikely to go higher than 20. This allows for closer relationships with academic staff and fellow postgraduates.

The part-time distance option offers a virtual lab for practical work and weekly sessions to meet staff, fellow students and get help.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as:

  • Dell Secure Works
  • Goldman-Sachs
  • NCR
  • GCHQ

Others have gone on to set up their own successful information security businesses.

Join us and start your career in ethical hacking and cyber security – fascinating, rewarding and hugely in-demand.

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