University of Chester - Cybersecurity (Conversion) MSc

University of Chester

Cybersecurity (Conversion) MSc

Our Cybersecurity (Conversion) Master’s degree is aimed at both engineering and non-engineering students who wish to leap into the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity. The course aims to provide both theory and real-world practical skills and expertise to an advanced level in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Why study this course with us?

This program is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to partially meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering, and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.

The course is taught by experts in the field with years of industry expertise and has close links with industry, government, and the police.

The Department is also home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students can gain experience in commercial projects.

Entry Requirements

  • This is a conversion course and is therefore open to applicants of any discipline so long as they possess a good first degree (normally a 2:1 or above) and/or equivalent industrial experience. Applicants with a 2.2 may be considered on an individual basis. This will include applicant's degree subject area, relevant experience and/or training, etc.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (Min 5.5 in each sub-skill)

Career Prospects

The University of Chester has an award-winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences through the curriculum, employer contact, tailored group sessions, individual information, advice and guidance. It is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work. Students and graduates of the University of Chester can use our services free of charge for up to two years after graduating.

Career opportunities after completing Cybersecurity (Conversion) MSc:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Information Security Manager.
  • Cybersecurity Engineer.
  • Application Security Engineer.
  • Ethical Hackers.
  • Incident Manager.
  • Cybersecurity Consultant.
  • Cloud Security Engineer.


Course Details

Our course offers you an intensive introduction at Master’s level into the cybersecurity field. The course has an emphasis on real-world practice as well as supporting theory, to develop towards an expertise in digital forensics, incident response, penetration testing, active defence, software exploitation and system protection methods, as well as cybersecurity in business. You will have the opportunity to interact and learn from experts in the field through visitations, guest lectures and demonstrations.

Courses Modules

• Business Implications of Cybersecurity Compulsory
• Cyber Concepts and Techniques Compulsory
• Research Dissertation Compulsory
• Research Methods Compulsory
• Digital Forensics and Incident Response Optional
• Penetration Testing and Active Defence Optional
• Robotics Optional
• Virtual Environments Optional
• Web Systems Optional

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