Cybersecurity (Online)

Teesside University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
7560 GBP/year
7560 GBP/year
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This innovative Cybersecurity (Online) from Teesside University helps you build a critical understanding of technological threats and weaknesses across digital platforms in a range of contexts. You build the essential skillset necessary to assess threat, manage security technologies and understand the legal, social and political implications of cyber threats.


Students are central to the design of the course and as a result you develop knowledge and skills that meet the growing needs of industry in the rapidly changing landscape of cybersecurity. In the development of this degree we have worked closely with our partners, with input from leading international providers and national businesses to ensure that you have the depth and breadth of understanding to work anywhere in the world. 

This future-facing Cybersecurity (Online) from Teesside University is also informed by cutting-edge research to ensure that when you complete the course you can be part of the next generation of network and security graduates to support and enhance the global economy, through social developments, medical systems, education, financial institutions or heavy industry.

The course starts with an investigation into data collection and the inherent security, ethical, legal, social and professional issues. You also study information security management principles including security for cloud-based systems, before exploring advanced security techniques. Network technologies provide the platform for managing cybersecurity and through your studies you explore a range of network platforms and learn about their applications. You also examine network virtualisation and virtual network security.

During the course you develop a network of like-minded peers and experts. Close collaboration with other students and practitioners in the field enables the sharing of knowledge and perspectives from many different backgrounds. Our purpose-built online learning space enhances the collaborative nature of your studies where you can build working relationships that will continue throughout your career.

This cyber security course not only covers technical skill development, it also identifies the issues surrounding the often neglected weakest link in security systems – people. You explore a range of topics from Hacking the Human, through to IoT, Mobile and Systems Security. You develop your understanding of technology, cryptography, infrastructure, and the human impact on security.

Career opportunities

From course inception and design through to the content and delivery of the course materials we work closely with our business partners to ensure that you develop the skills and knowledge required by the cybersecurity industry. You develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts surrounding cybersecurity and reinforce this learning with practical application of this knowledge. Your industry relevant skills will enable you to:

  • understand the risks faced by business and how to mitigate these
  • develop innovative approaches to protect networks
  • understand the role of the human factor in cybersecurity

Your assessments are designed to build on both your technical and professional skills contributing to your industry readiness.

This course prepares you for careers including:

  • security architect
  • risk assessor
  • security engineer
  • IT security manager

The rapid growth in cyber threat accompanied by business awareness has opened up global opportunities for individuals with skills that help businesses protect their operations across the security lifecycle. The MSc Cybersecurity (Online) produces graduates that meet and address these requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hacking the Human
  • IoT Security
  • IT Ethics and Law
  • Master's Project: Cybersecurity
  • Mobile Systems and Cybersecurity
  • Research Methods
  • Systems Administration and Security

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will normally have a first degree in related discipline (2.2 minimum) or relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.
  • In addition, international students will require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7560 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7560 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

£840 for each 20 credits


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.

Getting a Student Visa

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Cybersecurity (Online)
Teesside University