Cyber Security

QA’s Executive Master's

24 months
4975 GBP/year
4975 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This programme will enable you to build a critical understanding of governance and assurance, along with technology risk practices vital to operate in today’s volatile security market.


With more threats and a well-documented shortage of experts, cyber security continues to be a major issue for both big and small companies. The ever-present and ever-evolving threat from hackers has placed further importance on having a highly skilled workforce with projected demand expected to reach 6 million by 2019. However, demand is far outstripping supply with 75% of UK IT chiefs claiming that the cyber security talent shortage is making them an easier target for hackers (CSIS). The result is that Cyber Security is fast becoming the UK’s most sought after IT skills with nearly one sixth (15%) of cyber security professionals being paid at least £100,000 a year, according to global professional services consultancy Procorre.

There has never been a better time to give your career an edge and increase your earning potential by studying a part-time MSc in Cyber Security from Northumbria University London, in partnership with QA Higher Education.

Over 15 weekend sessions spread over the two year programme you will learn how to handle security incidents, identify threats and determine methods to minimise them. Designed to allow you to fit your studies around your working life, this programme will also give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge immediately to your workplace.

Programme Structure

  • Information Security and Governance
  • Network Security
  • Wireless Networks
  • Information Assurance and Risk Management
  • Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security
  • Research and Project Management
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 or above from a recognised university in a relevant field (IT/Computer Science/related field) or
  • Professional qualifications that are equivalent to a honours degree

Non-standard entry requirements

  • 3 years’ demonstrable IT or cyber security experience
Documents Required
  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
  • Passport 
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference 
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable
  • A copy of your CV would be desirable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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