This course seeks to address the global cyber skills gap, providing you with the advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues you need to succeed in this industry.
Technology is transforming our society in all sorts of ways. From how we do business to how we socialize, how we travel to how we communicate, we are dependent on computer systems that drive these processes. This dependency means we're vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If successful, our personal data can be stolen, and our national institutions, critical infrastructure and the technology that drives our society could be compromised.
We need skilled, confident cyber security professionals who understand the technology, and the challenges, so they're able to secure and protect our digital society.
Why study this course?
With a passion for technology and computer systems, this MSc will provide you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues. This ranges from low-level software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in encryption schemes, to information risk management issues and research challenges in cyber security.
With a practical and technical focus, the course is designed for graduates of computing-based degrees and related disciplines who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in this area.
Study complex systems and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. You'll graduate with a broad knowledge base in cyber security, well-prepared for diverse and rewarding roles within this field of work.
"The staff at UWE were very knowledgeable and approachable, and helped me to achieve my ambitions of working in this field. The course itself was fantastic leading to a solid technical understanding of concepts and providing a strong foundation for my career. The course helped me to secure a role as a Cyber Security Consultant at Fujitsu. Now, I get to use my knowledge and further develop my skills working in the industry." Kiran, MSc Cyber Security Alumni 2018-2019.
Why UWE Bristol?
Learn from dedicated, research-active staff with industrial experience and connections with industry. Hear from eminent industry figures as you develop the broad, practical skills you'll need to succeed.
UWE Bristol has been recognised by the NCSC as an Academic Centre for Excellence in Cyber Security Education (Gold Award). We're one of only 7 Gold ACE-CSEs in the UK, and the only one in the South West region. This award recognises our teaching, research, outreach and industry and external engagement across the region, positioning us by NCSC as "a beacon of cyber excellence for the region".
Through access to sophisticated equipment, including simulation software and hardware, you'll test your ideas and strategies and become an adaptable, capable security expert.