12 months
15663 EUR/year
15663 EUR/year
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The Cyber Security and Pen Testing programme from Middlesex University Dubai will provide students with intensive practical training and a profound theoretical education which covers strategic and organisational issues alongside the technicalities of network security. 

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Students will be prepared to take roles such as training specialists,  systems and business analysis managers or university lecturers and work in: programming, telecommunications engineering, network management, and computer and network security. The programme is designed in response to the increasing demand for cybersecurity solutions due to the rise in security issues.

Students will focus on critically evaluating the needs for security provisions using the security policies and regulations, analysing and evaluating security applications and techniques, and proposing new measures to improve security. They will develop the ability to: analyse possible security risks that a communication system might face and recommend possible solutions; evaluate new threats and implement solutions to combat them; make functional security designs and implement them successfully thus empowering them for their future careers.

Future Careers and Employability

This Cyber Security and Pen Testing programme from Middlesex University Dubai will leave students ideally placed for roles such as training specialist, systems dispenser, business analysis manager, or university lecturer. A majority of graduates in the programme will be in roles directly related to their studies and work in programming, telecommunications engineering, network management, and computer and network security sectors. Graduates could even start their own business or may pursue a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Security and Legal Regulations 
  • Penetration Testing and Forensics 
  • Security Solutions and Applications
  • Operating Systems and Application Environments 
  • Individual PG Project 
  • Network Security and Mechanisms 
  • Computer Networks and Internetworking

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

  • A second class Honours degree normally classified 2.2 or above in computer science, science, engineering or in a field that provided significant exposure to IT .
  • Candidates with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant industrial experience combined with extensive IT background.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15663 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15663 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15663 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15663 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

70,000 AED

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /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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