Cyber Security, M.Sc. | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
24 months
6187 GBP/year
6187 GBP/year
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The Cyber Security programme at The Open University UK covers a range of topics, including information security, digital forensics and other fundamental concepts.

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The Cyber Security  programme at The Open University UK  also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development. You’ll finish with a substantial independent project. Cyber security is a growing concern for organisations of all sizes. And the industry is currently experiencing a major skills gap and global demand for cyber security professionals. Our industry-relevant cyber security masters provides a rigorous approach to the study and application of cyber security. It will develop the skills needed for you to pursue a career in the industry.

Career relevance

The modules in the postgraduate cyber security programme are for professional security specialists, computer specialists, engineers, technical managers and scientists who need to develop or update their skills and knowledge in the area of cyber security and gain a recognised qualification to develop their careers. They have been developed to combine theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security, to enable you to become an effective professional in the industry.

In addition, they aim to encourage you, through the provision of appropriate educational activities, to develop study and transferable skills applicable to your employment and your continuing professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data management 
  • Project management 
  • Software development 
  • Software engineering  
  • Strategic capabilities for technological innovation   

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

To start this MSc, you will need a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing, cyber security or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience in the area of cyber security. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, irrespective of your industrial experience, you will need to study a module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (K22) to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level.

Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6187 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12375 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    6187 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12375 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.



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