M.Sc. Online

Cyber Security (Online)

University of Derby

36 months
2925 GBP/year
2925 GBP/year
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Learn the latest information protection techniques from academics at the leading edge of research into system penetration and intrusion analysis. You’ll become a cyber security expert and develop skills that are increasingly in demand with the MSc Cyber Security (Online) at University of Derby.


Take our MSc Cyber Security (Online) at University of Derby and become part of the next generation of leading IT security professionals, fully equipped to respond rapidly to risks and problems. The subject is a regular hot topic in the news today on a global scale and online protection has never been more relevant.

As an online student, you will be able to draw on the extensive industrial links of our academic staff and share knowledge of best practice with fellow students while navigating your course materials in our virtual learning environment.


Individuals with proven information security knowledge are now in high demand across many different sectors. Successful completion of this masters degree can therefore lead to prestigious roles in the IT security arena, including chief information officer, security analyst, security manager and information security risk assessors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
  • Advanced Security Protocols
  • Enterprise Security Management
  • Human and Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
  • Securing Network
  • Security Attacks and Countermeasures

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will require 2.2 or higher honours degree in Computing or a degree with substantial relevant content for the specialist discipline.
  • If you don’t have a degree or an accredited degree, we can consider your application if supported by significant industrial experience. Please include evidence of all experience you have in your application. While the University guidelines on recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be followed, RPL will only be recommended where applicants can present a portfolio of professional work that is deemed to be of an appropriate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2925 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8775 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    2925 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8775 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


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