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MSc Cyber Security and Management (CSM)

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 3 years

Min. entry requirements: Second Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Suited to IT and Computer Science graduates, or those with a background in other numerate disciplines

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

Our world is increasingly shaped by cyberspace, a vast network of digital devices which store, modify and transfer information. Its influence continues to grow, as does the associated security risk. This course, which includes a GCHQ Provisionally Certified Pathway will deepen your cyberspace knowledge, so you’ll understand a vertical slice through an enterprise. You’ll also be capable of both tightening an organisation’s digital security and managing those who interact with digital devices.

You’ll take core modules in Cryptosystems, Security Architectures, Digital Forensics, Industrial Espionage and Information Risk Management. You then have the option of four further modules — you can choose to develop your managerial skills, or opt for more of a digital focus. Many of our modules feature real-world teaching input from major national and international organisations. That means you’ll learn from the likes of IBM, PwC, Nettitute, Dstl, and UK law enforcement and government agencies. You’ll gain a complete appreciation of digital technology within enterprise — from reconfiguring firewalls during cyber-attacks to
persuading the board to take new risks.

The course will leave you in an excellent position for a fast-advancing career in a rapidly growing industry. Our graduates work in a number of commercial, industrial and public sector roles at strategic and operational levels, carrying increasing responsibility for cyber security across the globe.

Student profile, Dheeraj Gurugubelli, CSM Graduate 2011-2012


“A number of people I spoke to in India recommended WMG and of course, the University’s ranking speaks for itself. The programme itself looked very interesting, particularly the way it focuses not just on technology, but how it fits within the broader global business context.”

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Entry Requirements

Supply Chain & Logistics Management,
International Technology Management,
Engineering Business Management,
Management for Business Excellence,
e-Business Management, Healthcare Operational Management, Sustainable Automotive Engineering and
Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Sciences, Engineering, Business or a relevant subject

Programme and Project Management and
Service Management and Design

2:ii undergraduate degree or equivalent

Cyber security and Management

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Suited to IT and Computer Science graduates, or those with a background in other numerate disciplines

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IAE)

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). All academic backgrounds are eligible; selection is made on the basis of entrepreneurial flair

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5


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Please only apply for ONE of our courses; do not submit multiple applications to WMG. Once accepted onto one MSc course, you can request to switch, although restrictions apply.

Application Deadline

Full-time: Applications are welcomed throughout the year from November and we advise applicants to apply as early as possible. For WMG MSc courses applications will continue to be accepted until 31 August. Scholarships will be awarded at the end of June.

Part-time and Overseas: On-going enrolment throughout the year

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Home/EU: £12,200
Overseas: £22,340

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

For information on part time courses fees, please visit the part-time and professional course pages


Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.