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MSc Cyber Security


Course Duration

12 months


Delivery Method

Face to Face


Course Fee

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Delivered & Awarded by

De Montfort University

About this Course

It is impossible to ignore the importance of cyber security, which is recognised as a priority for governments and large or small organisations throughout the world.

If you are interested in a challenging and worthwhile career in a rapidly expanding and vitally important area of computing then this is the course for you.


  1. Foundations of Cyber Security
    Covers four broad topic areas: programming, operating systems, encryption and networks. This module prepares the ground for other more tightly focused modules covering closely related topics

  2. Cyber Threat Intelligence
    Develops your ability to reason about threats to cyber security, in particular, understanding the strengths and limitations of methods to produce actionable intelligence.

  3. Host and Network Security
    Introduces the conceptual framework of hardware and software layers within a computer and common vulnerabilities and threats.

  4. Penetration Testing and Incident Response 
    Provides you with the knowledge and insight to what hackers may do, how to probe systems for exploitable vulnerabilities and how to react appropriately when an incident occurs
  1. Cyber Engineering
    Introduces you to the core electronic and communication engineering concepts and devices that constitute the physical part of the cyber domain. The aim of this module is to make you aware of the physical constraints on systems and device.

  2. Digital Forensics Principles and Practice
    Provides you with the knowledge and understanding of how to preserve the evidential value of any digital artefacts that are relevant to the incident, then interpret them.

  3. Malware Analysis
    Introduces you to the principles, tools and techniques used to reverse engineer binaries, including how to avoid anti reversing traps.

  4. Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice
    Provides an insight into the ethical and professional context of cyber security, and in doing so addresses the theory of professionals in organisations; security management; project management; the legal framework; ethical issues in professional practice and their resolution; and the legal, moral and professional responsibilities of the computer forensic and security practitioner.
  1. MSc Cyber Security Project/Dissertation
    Opportunity to carry out a self-managed, in-depth study involving design, fact finding, analysis, synthesis and integration of complex ideas that are sometimes based on incomplete and contractor data or requirements.

About De Montfort University

Based in the heart of Leicester, the De Montfort University is a 21st century university that strives to build the type of talented individuals that employers look for: professional and work-ready graduates. DMU offers the best to its students, with UK and overseas placements, targeted training, internships, coaching, research opportunities and lifelong support. DMU was named the fifth best university for overall teaching excellence and the university’s lecturer panel has excelled in the National Teaching Fellow awards.

Entry Requirements​

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.

  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

  • If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

MSc Cyber Security

Learn about the importance of Cyber Security in today’s business world.

Delivered & Awarded by

De Montfort University


12 months


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