12 months
14950 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Cyber Security course offered at Robert Gordon University will equip you for an exciting career in this fast-paced and ever-changing field. You’ll learn how to design and maintain secure information systems and networks, and you will gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, protect and minimise cyber security threats and incidents.


You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities which will ensure you are proficient in the use of modern equipment, principles, techniques, tools and methodologies for the design, implementation, maintenance and recovery of secure networks and information systems.

You will understand legal requirements and current standards around information security, satisfying the demands of industry and IT providers for well-rounded computing practitioners who are experts in their holistic understanding of security issues.

Job Prospects

The Cyber Security course offered at Robert Gordon University prepares you for a career in cyber security. Job roles include: IT Security Engineer, Digital Forensics Analyst, Network Manager, IT Security Auditor, IT Risk Specialist and E-business Security Analyst. The course also prepares students for research careers by providing the skills necessary of an effective researcher. Suitable MSc graduates may continue to PhD programmes within the school.

Aberdeen is home to many multinational oil and gas companies and associated suppliers such as mainstream software houses, IT providers to major oil-related companies, specialist software consultancies, and venture capital start-ups, so graduates can seek employment locally. 

RGU is also involved in a number of commercial collaborations on a local, national and international scale with organisations such as BP, British Geological Survey, Wood Group PSN, Accenture, WIPRO and many Aberdeen-based software development companies, and you may benefit from the university’s links with some of these companies when it comes to securing employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network Switching and Routing
  • Information Security Management
  • Security Testing
  • Systems Programming And Security
  • Professional Development and Research Skills
  • Incident Management And Forensics
  • Database And Web Security
  • Network Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are agreed for individual courses. Make sure you apply in time to be sure of your chance of a place.


195 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Computing or related subject such as Electronics and Information Systems.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Rest of UK and EU students full-time: £6,920  per the entire course

Part-Time per year:

  • National: £2,750
  • Rest of UK and EU students: £2,750 
  • International: £5,610

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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