M.Sc. Blended

Cyber Security and Technology

12 months
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An advanced cyber security programme developed by Cardiff University in partnership with PwC and supported by funding from the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, to prepare high-class, employment ready cyber security professionals sought after by organisations worldwide.


This unique MSc programme offers you a clear path to a successful career in the fast-moving and exciting area of cybersecurity. The programme has been developed by leading researchers at the Cardiff Centre for Cyber Security Research in close collaboration with industry experts from PwC.

We aim to equip you with an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing cyber threat landscape and the wide range of cyberattacks on operating systems, computer networks and web-applications. The course helps you develop a solid understanding of underlying technologies, their weaknesses and how they can be efficiently secured. In addition to covering theoretical foundations of computer science and cyber security, the programme includes a significant, hands-on component of practical application.

The security techniques and methods taught include, but are not limited to, network traffic analysis, network enumeration, port scanning, network segmentation, prevention of injection attacks, prevention of common web-app attacks (injection attacks, XSS, CSRF), secure configuration of cloud-based IT environments. You will learn to perform digital and network forensic investigations and analysis using modern forensics tools and software packages. The programme will also inform you about the human-factors affecting cyber security, privacy issues, cyber security legislation and regulations.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn from world-class cyber security researchers and industry practitioners, acquainting you with state-of-the-art technologies, research ideas, and industry standards.

On completing this course, you will have learned how to assess, identify and resolve cyber security threats as a professional. You will also be able to navigate business needs alongside an organisation’s cyber security needs, and influence business decisions by effectively communicating the importance of cyber security measures to different audiences.

Funded studentships are available to selected students on a competitive basis.

Programme Structure

Modules are delivered through blended learning. Students will be guided through learning activities appropriate to a module, which may include: 

  • weekly on-line interactive sessions to work with other students and staff (e.g. live streaming of presentations, discussions, guest sessions from industry practitioners, live-coding, team meetings, supervised hands-on practical sessions and lab exercises) 
  • on-line resources that students will be guided through and can work through at their own pace (e.g. videos, web resources, e-books, quizzes), 
  • face to face small group sessions (e.g. help classes, feedback sessions, practical hands-on activities) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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For entry requirements, please visit our website.

English requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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Tuition Fee

Please refer to the course page for information on tuition fees.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.

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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