Cyber Security, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Hamilton, United Kingdom
12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Cyber Security degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is designed for graduates who want to gain knowledge and skills in advanced topics in data and network security to combat 21st century cyber threats. 


Cyber Security degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland focuses on developing your practical and hands-on skills to pursue a career in the growing market of cyber security.  Taught in our purpose built laboratories, the curriculum will cover computer systems and network security, cyber attacks and defence, intrusion detection and prevention, data security, and network monitoring. 

Career prospects

This course will enable students to work as Cyber Security specialist in areas such as commercial enterprise security (such as healthcare, banking and finance), law enforcement, or within government bodies.

Completion of our MSc will greatly enhance your potential to progress to a PhD in relevant areas of Cyber Security or Digital Forensics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Security Frameworks
  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Practical Cryptology
  • Digital Forensic Analysis
  • Malicious Software Investigation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have a Bachelors Degree with Honours awarded at 2:1 in Computing Science, Computer Networking.
  • Applicants with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent, or have at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£

Living costs for Hamilton

660 - 1140 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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