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Computer Science for Cyber Security

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
20808 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security programme at Heriot-Watt University will give you the chance to develop advanced specialised skills and expertise in the security of software, computer systems and networks.


As Heriot-Watt University is situated on the edge of Edinburgh, we have excellent links to the technology sector of Scotland which is at the forefront of digital innovation in cyber security.

Key Features 

  • This Computer Science for Cyber Security master degree from Heriot-Watt University is designed to give you practical, specialist knowledge whilst fine-tuning your professional skills, your research skills and your advanced communication skills. 
  • During this course, you will lead on an independent research project of your own and gain insight into the computing side of cyber security. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Computer Network Security
  • Rigorous Methods of Software Engineering
  • Industrial Programming
  • Systems Programming
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Distributed and Parallel Technology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline is for Scottish and RUK students.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requires a good honours degree in computer science. 
  • Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the postgraduate diploma programme. 
  • Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20808 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20808 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £4,500
  • Overseas: £10,404

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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