Cyber Security at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Cyber Security (Taught)

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

Cyber security plays an increasingly important role in our world of ever-evolving technology. This course will help you to deepen your understanding of network security, penetration testing and computer forensics, whilst also adopting a systematic approach to information security management, from the varied perspectives to the technical elements.

  • You will explore several specialist technical disciplines. These will focus on areas such as developing secure software platforms and protecting against complex attack processes used to breach system security.
  • To enhance your learning experience, the programme integrates professional skills which relate to audit, management and risk. These will address both cyber security and data protection regulations within institutions and organisations.
  • Topics of focus will include cryptography, ethical hacking and penetration testing, information security management, information risk management, software security and implementing secure systems.
Key Course Features
  • This course offers you the opportunity to study cyber security in-depth.
  • Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich online materials to support your independent learning.
  • You will explore information assurance methodologies, testing operational security management, incident management, audit, assurance and review, business continuity management, and more.
  • Our staff undertake leading research into several areas of cyber security, and will provide you with the latest insights as you develop your own specialism.
  • The research activities you undertake will be associated with the university’s thriving and, often collaborative, research centre.


Students will study 6 core modules worth 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making up a total of 180 credits altogether. MODULES

  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Advanced Ethical Hacking
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Developing Secure Software
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Technological Horizon-Scanning
  • Dissertation
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Coursework - 40% - 1500 words Coursework - 60% - 2000 words Advanced Ethical Hacking Coursework - 60% - 3000 words Practical - 40% Security and Risk Management Case Study - 70% - 4000 words In-class test - 30% Developing Secure Software Portfolio - 70% - 4000 words In-class test - 30% Applied Cryptography Examination - 50% Practical - 50% - 3000 words Technological Horizon-Scanning Coursework - 70% - 3000 words Presentation - 30% Dissertation Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words Teaching and Learning Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

International applicants

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus. For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for these programmes are an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases, applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5940 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5940 Whole course
Scotland £5940 Whole course
Wales £5940 Whole course
Channel Islands £5940 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £5940 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees & Funding You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront. Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2023/24 for MSc Cyber Security are £5,940. The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding pages.
Cyber Security at Wrexham University - UCAS