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Course summary

Overview Cyber security is a dynamic and constantly evolving area that is going to play an increasingly pivotal role in all of our lives, as the world continues towards a highly connected society. The MSc Cyber Security degree at UEA provides an exciting and challenging journey through the ethical, societal, cultural and technological aspects of the subject. This is a course that is perfect for anyone with a curious mind and the drive to shape the future of society. You will develop a range of skills to encourage critical and analytical thinking and help you communicate your ideas. When you graduate you will be well-equipped to work in a range of industries, or to continue to develop your knowledge with further study. About This Course The Internet has changed our lives forever. It is arguably one of the most exciting and transformative developments of recent years. We now have unprecedented access to information, like-minded individuals and a whole host of potential problems. Our MSc in Cyber Security will give you a well-rounded appreciation of the issues facing our hyperconnected society, and some of the technological, legislative and social issues that we now face. You will also meet and be taught by practitioners from industry who will inform you of current issues and how these are being addressed. Whether you are interested in the technical, human or legislative side of the subject, the MSc Cyber Security at UEA will give you the chance to develop a knowledge and understanding of the key areas. You’ll explore the many contributing factors that shape this complex and exciting subject. You’ll develop core cyber security knowledge along with essential intellectual skills such as communication, critical thinking and research that will be with you for the rest of your life. You will also gain important insights into the practical reality of cyber threats and security from industry practitioners. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


Students will study a number of compulsory modules but can also choose from optional modules to tailor their degree to their own particular interests.

Assessment method

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or “formative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or project or an exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average the MSc is 80% coursework and 20% exam.

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
International £22100 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.
Cyber Security at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS