University of Liverpool - Cyber Security MSc

This master's degree is targeted toward individuals wishing to obtain the specialized skills and technologies necessary to mitigate the growing threat of cyber attacks.
  • University of Liverpool, England
  • 15300 £
  • 30 Months
  • Online
  • 11 October 2022

Course Information

With growing advancement of technology, we are becoming more and more reliant to it. We depend on technology as it is convenient, it’s fast, it simplifies things, it is accessible, and has extensive reach out. Unfortunately, with a growing number of users cyber criminality expands. Cyber criminals are working on new ways to take control over our finances, identities but also target businesses. Cyber security is the first line of defense against damaging threats and cyber crimes.

Ensuring a high level of cyber security is one of the greatest challenges nowadays, and there is a significant skill shortage in this field and plenty of career opportunities to discover.

This programme will advance your technical and problem-solving skills, it will provide theoretical understanding and knowledge on researching, designing and implementing cyber security measures. As part of this programme you will need to produce a professional development plan and create e-portfolio to demonstrate your understanding and experience across the topics you study. In order to practice and enhance new technical skills, you will be provided with access to an online development environment, including technology and software.

This programme offers alternative awards, meaning you may opt for either a full Masters degree, or finish up with either Post Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Certificate.


About the University / School

One of the six original 'red brick' civic universities, the University of Liverpool is also a part of the Russell Group, the group is a collaboration of 20 leading research-intensive universities. With a  worldwide ranking in the top 200 Universities, it is also known for for ten Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni and past faculty.

University of Liverpool's Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning. Being a leading international provider of fully online postgraduate education, with more than 10,000 students from over 160 countries, the University of Liverpool has one of the most international virtual classrooms.


Learning format

This programme consists of eight modules (7 core modules and 1 elective) followed by dissertation. In order to earn a full Master of Science (MSc) you are required to complete 180 credits, 120 credits to earn the postgraduate diploma (PGDip), and 60 credits to earn the postgraduate certificate (PGCert). 

  • Global Trends in Computer Science (15 credits)
  • Security Engineering and Compliance (15 credits)
  • Applied Cryptography (15 credits)
  • Cyber Crime Prevention and Protection (15 credits)
  • Cyber Forensics (15 credits)
  • Security Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Elective module: choose from
    • Deep Learning (15 credits) 
    • Machine Learning in Practice (15 credits) 
    • Multi-Agent Systems (15 credits) 
    • Natural Language Processing and Understanding (15 credits) 
    • Reasoning and Intelligent Systems (15 credits) 
    • Robotics (15 credits) 
  • Research Methods in Computer Science (15 credits)
  • Computer Science Capstone Project (60 credits)

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for the programme an applicant can needs to present an academic degree and relevant work experience of about 3-4 years. In case of lack of academic degree, a minimum of 6- 8 years of relevant work experience is enough to apply.

Additionally, all applicants should be proficient in English language.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, please enquire to find out more.

Apply before:

04 October 2022

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University of Liverpool - University of Liverpool - Cyber Security MSc