Cyber Security at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Our MSc in Cyber Security will help you develop a deep understanding of how to analyse and protect variant system’s application against threats and risks, putting you at a competitive advantage when applying for any cyber security roles. Buckinghamshire New University has strong expertise in the security industry and our academics are experienced industry professionals. Why study this subject? The expanding area of Cyber Security and Resilience in the computing field is being strongly promoted by the UK government’s Industrial Strategy as a prime focus for the future of the country’s security development. A master’s in cyber security will help you develop the in demand technical and managerial skills and knowledge to help you gain a role in this exciting area. It will also help IT business specialists and managers seeking to gain a deeper understanding of cyber security solutions in a strategic, technical, consultancy or management context. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our MSc in Cyber Security focuses on technical and management security areas, technologies, trends and polices in the security sector. It is designed to incorporate guidance from the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG), a group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), as well as Institute of Information Security Professionals and Information Security Skills Framework (IISP). You will also get opportunities to expand your knowledge both inside and outside of the lecture theatre. Students have previously visited sites of historical importance, including Bletchley Park, to learn more about the history of computing and how it impacted the world. You will learn modern technical tools such as:

  • network and software security
  • artificial intelligent systems security
  • cloud computing systems security
  • mobile systems security
You will also develop:
  • management skills in business continuity and disaster recovery
  • cyber security assurance and risk management
  • research techniques
We are proud to have a partnership with Amazon for running Amazon AWS Academy at BNU, helping you gain industry standard knowledge and skills and further enhance your career prospects. You will be able to practice the technology provided by the world cloud leader and undertake a free Amazon AWS official certification MOC exam, and gain a 50% discount on Amazon AWS (Cloud Architecture) official certification exam (optional for students). For further information, please contact Dr Rafid Al-Khannak. What will I study? Our MSc in Cyber Security will help give you the technical and business skills cyber security employers are looking for. You’ll have the chance to acquire skills in design, development and programming, for a comprehensive range computing activities including building information data stores and secure web and mobile applications. You’ll work on team-based software projects whilst exploiting an agile development approach. We’ll help you learn how to develop highly dependable and reliable computer systems, within an object-oriented design approach, using several industry standard methodologies. You’ll also look at the process involved in managing the development of large-scale complex software projects. We will help you to:
  • obtain the relevant certifications to enhance your employability profile
  • understand clearance requirements – as many jobs in cyber security require a security clearance which can affect your eligibility
  • develop professional relationships and demonstrate an interest in the cyber security industry
  • build a portfolio
  • seek opportunities to demonstrate your expertise by co-presenting at industry conferences and completing relevant projects
  • join an association to help you stay abreast of industry trends
  • look for ways to integrate with professional experience through summer internships, job shadowing or work-study jobs.


Year One Core Cyber Security Assurance and Risk Management Business Continuity and Cyber Resilience Project Optional Mobile and Information Systems Security Management Cyber Security in Network Systems Cloud Security AI Based Security Systems

Assessment method

Our supportive academics are experienced industry professionals and will facilitate problem-based learning via case-studies and classroom-based exercises throughout the course. You will also benefit from guest lecturers as well as industrial visits, helping you to understand current practices and prepare you for working life as a cyber security professional. You will attend sessions within our specialist computing suite in the Gateway building on our High Wycombe campus. This will include using our specialist networking lab for those modules involving any aspect of network or cloud-based development and/or security. The majority of the assessment comes from coursework or team projects appropriate to the module, often involving essay or report writing, artefact construction or portfolio construction. Some modules will also make use of individual and group project presentations, as well as in class time-constrained tests and formal examinations.

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Applicants will be assessed on their academic qualifications although previous experience and interest in computing, IT, business or management is desirable. A typical offer will include 2:2 honours degree or equivalent qualification in computing, web development, computer sciences, software engineering, system engineering, mathematics with computer science, physics with computer science or a related discipline. Applicants who don’t meet the above requirements but have technical/management experience in industry could be considered (subject to interview). General Postgraduate Requirement for IELTS - 6.5 (6.0)

Fees and funding

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Cyber Security at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS