M.Sc. On Campus

Cyber Security with Professional Practice

18 months
15450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Cyber Security with Professional Practice from the University of Wolverhampton offers a unique opportunity for international students to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. 


The placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the dissertation; and will usually be 4 months in duration from May/June to September.

You’ll be responsible for securing your own work placement and will be supported by the University from job application to the interview. Although the placement is not guaranteed, the University maintains links with a wide network of organisations who offer placement opportunities. Placements may be paid or unpaid

The exponential increase in mobile devices, converged applications and Cloud technologies, initiatives such as Bring your Own Device (BYOD) / Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) and the advent of digital information technologies, has increased the proliferation of threats in our vibrant and active cyber-physical-natural environment diluting further its perimeter. Our cyberspace is constantly increasing its size almost linearly to its value recognising Cyber Security as a global response to the challenges posed by constantly evolving systems which are harder to secure. 

The programme

The MSc in Cyber Security with Professional Practice from the University of Wolverhampton seeks to address the increasing demand for Cyber Security related domains in both academic, vocational qualifications and projection for an increased shortage of Cyber Security professionals in the industry. The course has been designed by a team of leading experts, researchers and trainers in the field and gives the opportunity to the students to be exposed to cutting-edge technologies, tools and techniques in cyber exploitation and defence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Incident Management and Response
  • Information Assurance
  • Internet of Things Security
  • MSc Project Cyber Security
  • Proactive Network Defence
  • Research Methodologies and Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A lower second honours degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum grade C or 50% in all modules
  • Evidence of industrial certifications in Information security such as CISSP, CEH, BCS will also be considered for suitable candidates with a minimum of 3 years working experience in related industries. 
  • An interview process will also be utilised to verify suitability for the course for candidates with non-standard academic backgrounds but with demonstrable industry experience in the field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • Please note this course is currently only open to INTERNATIONAL applicants.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 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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