M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Staffordshire University

13 months
13384 GBP/year
8386 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Computer Science (Cyber Security) at Staffordshire University prepares students for gaining the skills you need to become a cyber security and digital forensics professional – intercepting, collecting, analysing and reporting the events in cyberspace and digital media.


The Computer Science (Cyber Security) program offered by Staffordshire University  is focused around recent advances and developments as well as employer-needs and covers the notion of software weaponisation, and the tools and technologies in discovering the cybercrime. 

With us, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the theories, principles, practices and technologies of cyber security and digital forensics. Our research-driven and industry-connected academic staff also aim to enrich you in the different ethical and lawful issues, to make you readily employable after graduation.

Our course will provide you with not only a thorough understanding of the tool and techniques involved in cyber security and digital forensics, but the opportunity to specialise in certain branches in each stage of the course.

Modules will give you a rounded knowledge of cyber security, cybercrime analysis, penetration testing, mobile forensics, and digital forensics, ready for you to complete your final dissertation.


After completing the Computer Science (Cyber Security) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Security engineer
  • Security analyst
  • Security administrator
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Security specialist
  • Security consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybercrime Forensic Analysis
  • Dissertation
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Operating System Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Professional Secure Networks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 25 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent).

  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13384 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8386 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9085 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • Full-time distance learning: All students - £9,085 per course
  • Part-time distance learning: All students - £4,523. per year  
  • Part-time: EU/EEA - £4,523 per year  

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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