12 months
25200 GBP/year
12300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Mathematics of Cybersecurity programme offered at the University of Bristol gives you a rigorous introduction to the underpinning theories in mathematics and will equip you with modern data science, analytical and computational tools to implement them.

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The MSc in Mathematics of Cybersecurity offered at the University of Bristol is developed in collaboration with industry and government, our curriculum includes a broad variety of units, from strands of pure mathematics and data science to computer science and statistics. You will work at scale on large datasets, gaining a qualification and experience in a field that has a recognised skills shortage, which will be attractive to a wide range of employers.

The School of Mathematics has more than doubled in size over the last decade; in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 87 per cent of our mathematical sciences research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.


The MSc in Mathematics of Cybersecurity provides exciting career opportunities for mathematics graduates. A wide variety of government and business sectors employ people in cyber security, including retail, airlines, telecommunications, defence, utilities, manufacturing, software and financial companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Complex Networks
  • Cybersecurity Project Preparation
  • Cybersecurity Project
  • Data Science Toolbox

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or statistics.
  • Applicants need to be able to demonstrate strong skills in probability and statistics, equivalent to the University of Bristol School of Mathematics Probability 2 and Statistics 2 units.
  • Applicants would also benefit from having a basic understanding of one or more programming languages (eg R, Python or C). Professional experience may be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 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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