M.Sc. On Campus

Cyber Security

Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
16500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Networked computers run our world. From homes to hospitals, airports to banks and all stops in between, everything is connected – but these systems are susceptible to infiltration and attack. On the Cyber Security course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll gain the expertise to become part of the defence. 


By learning to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security on this masters, you’ll develop the skills and confidence to succeed in a wide range of cyber security roles. This could include security designer, ethical hacker, and digital forensics officer. 

Starting with the fundamentals, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different levels of computer and network security. You’ll then explore both the technical aspects and the logistics of planning and implementing network security management. And how to investigate systems after a breach. 

You will also complete a masters project. While you’ll have plenty of support along the way, it’s a solo research project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace. 

We aim to train you to become a specialist in a field with opportunities in virtually every sector – with everything that means for your future career prospects.


The advanced skills and understanding you’ll develop on the Cyber Security course from Manchester Metropolitan University can take you into cyber security roles across a range of industries, in both the public and private sectors. You could apply for jobs like information security specialist, software engineer for information security, ethical hacker, security designer or security tester, to name a few.

Your masters could also provide a foundation for further studies. For example, going on to study a PhD.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Security Management
  • Cryptography and Applications
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Secure Systems Development
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Principles and Practices of Cyber Security
  • Principles and Practices of Digital Forensics

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a UK Honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a computing-related subject with knowledge of programming and computing networks. We might also consider your application if you have a different kind of computing qualification, together with substantial experience in a computing-focused role. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year
  • EU/International: £2750 per 30 credits studied per year

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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