Master of Science in Cyber Security (C210)

Programme Area

Computer Network & Security

Mode of Study

Full-time (1 year)

Start Date

July 2023

At least 2:2 Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline recognised by the Senate.


Grade C6 or higher English Language GCE O-level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or equivalent.

*The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying higher education studies were in the English language medium.
**Where candidates completed their higher education more than two(2) years before their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.
***Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account any relevant work or experiences.


The threat of IT security attacks is increasingly apparent to individuals and organisations worldwide. From hacking to phishing, scamming to grooming, and botnets to cyber-terrorism, the variety and ingenuity of exploits appear to expand constantly.

MSc Cyber Security addresses key security issues global communications and information systems face. This course teaches the latest security principles, practices, tools and techniques. The programme covers managing and protecting computer operating systems, networks, and data from cyber-attacks. It also provides skills on how to monitor systems and mitigate threats. As well as studying areas such as securing cyber infrastructure, secure application development, risk management, malware analysis and digital forensics. Furthermore, students are also exposed to the importance of understanding and managing the human factors in cybersecurity.

This programme has been developed with input from relevant industries to ensure relevance.

You will be assessed by a combination of exams, coursework and class presentation, and a research project on an agreed topic.


Our MSc in Cyber Security is designed to provide you with specialised areas of study so you can understand and apply the theory and practice of a range of topics.

Semester 1

  • Computer Research Methodology
  • Cybercrime and Sociotechnical Risks
  • Network Security and Cryptography
  • Security Architecture

Semester 2a

  • Information Security Policies and Management
  • Cyber Physical Protection
  • Digital Forensics Lab
  • One elective*

Semester 2b

  • Master Research Project



  • Data Analytics for Cybersecurity
  • Database Security


  1. The research project is expected to start from the end of Semester 2 (e.g. topic selection, research outline, etc.). A full term between January and May will also be available for the students to complete their projects and thesis.
  2. A list of suitable modules will be provided to the students at the beginning of the programme. The module should be selected in consultation with the programme coordinator or relevant staff member. Students are not allowed to choose any module(s) that they have previously completed. Approval by the Programme Leader of elective module selection is also subject to call size and timetabling limitations.