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MSc Computer Science with Cybersecurity

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19 August 2024

To Start

02 September 2024

  • icon_timer_white Programme length: 12 months
  • icon_money_white Fees: £6,600

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Why Abertay?

University of the Year for Teaching Quality *

One of the UK's leading tech universities

Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education **

Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching ***

95% of graduates in full-time work or study within six months of graduating

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starts per year

Pay per module

Ranked 31st in UK for Computer Science ****

* Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021 | ** Recognised by the UK Government's National Cyber Security Centre | *** Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback, Guardian University Guide, 2020 | **** Guardian University Rankings, 2024

Become a sought-after specialist in keeping businesses protected

As hackers use smarter ways to break into private information and cyberattacks continue to rise, specialists who can protect businesses from the financial and reputational costs associated with a data leak are in high demand.

Abertay University has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education by the UK Government's National Cyber Security Centre. This means the up-to-date skills and knowledge you'll acquire throughout this modern degree will prepare you for a successful future, as you'll learn from our staff expertise.

Specialise in the fast-growing field of artificial intelligence

What you'll learn

We have extensive experience of delivering cyber security education to master's students, and will provide you with a broad range of skills and knowledge in the computer science domain as well as the cyber security specialism.

You will develop a core knowledge in networking, databases, and web development, whilst building a specialist understanding of how defensive and offensive techniques can be used to improve resilience to a cyberattack or data breach. You will explore various threat modelling techniques to understand a system's weak points, and learn how solutions that bring together technology, people, and policies can be used to improve defences.

On successful completion of this MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security, you will be able to:

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories and concepts of computer science, including the principles of software development, databases, networking, and human factors


Develop a critical awareness of current issues in computer science and specialisms such as emergent technologies and cyber security


Apply a range of specialised skills and practices in computer science as informed by developments in areas of coding, networking human factors and emergent technologies


Plan and execute a significant project of research, investigation, or development within a computer science specialism with due consideration of ethical approval and legal requirements


Deal with complex ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on issues commensurate with current professional and ethical codes or practices

What you’ll study:

  • Cyber security
  • Fundamentals of computing
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Web development
  • Databases
  • Networking
  • Emergent technologies
  • Human factors

Designed with your future in mind

This online MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security is suited to working mid-level professionals either aiming to change careers into this field or progress their current technical role into a more senior position.

Taught part-time, this degree fits around your current commitments which enables you to continue to work and build your career as you apply your learnings to your current position to boost progression opportunities.

Who our MSc Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence is suited to

Entry requirements for home and international students

To study this MSc Computer Science, you must have:
  • A degree, or equivalent professional experience
English language requirements:
  • IELTS 6.0 and equivalents

Start dates

We have six start dates a year, so you can begin your studies within weeks.

Learn from experts and develop in-demand skills with this 100% online MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security