MSc — 2024 entry Cyber Security with Professional Postgraduate Year

Our Cyber Security with Professional Postgraduate MSc degree provides comprehensive training in the theory, principles, and practices of securing digital systems and data against cyber threats. A placement year is integrated as part of this course, allowing you to get experience of applied cyber security in the real world.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
September 2024
Full-time (with placement)
2 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
Subject area
Computer science
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

Safeguarding our data is crucial in today’s era of digital growth. Our Cyber Security with Professional Postgraduate Year MSc sits within our renowned School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and our outstanding Surrey Centre for Cyber Security.

The Surrey Centre for Cyber Security is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. Simultaneously, the University has attained the prestigious gold-standard as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education. Both accreditations were awarded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is a part of the Government Communications Headquarters. Therefore, your teaching will be informed by world-class research conducted by world-leading experts in the subject. You’ll also benefit from our strong links with local and international industry.

This course is fully certified by the NCSC. It will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to pursue a successful career in this sector.

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of our computer science postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).


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View our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2023/24 academic year, as a guide on what to expect.


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