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Computer Science for Cyber Security MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Wheatley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security course will equip you with the advanced technical skills needed to produce modern secure systems. The course builds on knowledge gained from your first degree. It is for recent graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry.

Our teaching staff have a wide range of expertise. We put an emphasis on live projects, alongside group work modelled on industry standard working patterns.

You will use industry standard tools in our security, server and networking laboratories. These labs provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques.

The UK government has highlighted cyber threats as one of the four main threats to the UK. There is an increasing need to protect people, business and data from malicious attacks. Individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design and build secure software and systems are in demand.

We are proud to announce that this course has been awarded full GCHQ certification, the gold standard for courses in Cyber Security.

Assessment methods include:

  • coursework exercises
  • presentations
  • lab work
  • reports
  • examinations.

Career prospects

This programme allows graduates to undertake a wide range of roles in IT and cyber security. Common careers in this area are:

  • ​IT security professionals
  • penetration testers
  • digital forensic investigators
  • software developers
  • systems engineers
  • technical analysts
  • IT managers
  • consultants


This course has received full certification by GCHQ.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It's also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so that students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    117 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%



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