MSc in Cyber Security

Swansea University

Program Description

MSc in Cyber Security

Swansea University

On the MSc in Cyber Security course at Swansea University, your studies will include themes including cryptography, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, the security and privacy of personal data, cyberterrorism, cybercrime and mobile security to name but a few. In this course, Swansea Computer Science takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, bringing together modules on diverse topics such as penetration testing, formal modelling, information security management, cryptography and AI in order to equip our students with a suitable mindset for a career in cybersecurity.

The department's cybersecurity lab provides the perfect backdrop for exploring the security landscape, allowing students and staff to carry out experiments in network security, mobile security, and to explore threats and defence mechanisms in the context of the Internet of Things.


Our increasingly connected world presents continual new and serious security threats. From privacy violations (hacking, monitoring communications, leaking sensitive data, stealing and publishing private information) through to the drugs trade, sex trafficking and terrorism, Computer Science can provide the techniques required for mitigating such risks, in order to provide secure, reliable and trustworthy systems.

Taught component: The MSc in Cyber Security offers a range of modules, taught by internationally renowned researchers and covering topics such as Cryptography and Network Security Penetration Testing Information Security Management Embedded Systems Modelling and Verification Techniques Web Application Development Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts Advanced Topics: AI and Cyber Security Invention and Innovation in Computing.

Dissertation component: A further four months duration is spent undertaking a substantial research project (60 credits), which will involve using and exploring cutting-edge techniques for specifying, developing, verifying and accessing systems against security criteria. Students will benefit from our broad range of industrial partners and internationally leading research expertise.

Possible Future Pathways: Cyber Threat Analyst - Penetration Tester PhD Researcher - Data Security Analyst Secure Web Developer - Verification Engineer.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science or other relevant disciplines.

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

International students: please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country: Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £8,450 £17,250
MSc Part-time £4,250 £8,650
MSc Part-time £2,850 £5,750

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.


All Computer Science courses will provide you with the transferable skills and knowledge to help you take advantage of the excellent employment and career development prospects in an ever growing and changing computing and ICT industry.

94% of our Postgraduate Taught Graduates were in professional level work or study [DLHE 14/15].

Some example job titles include:

  • Software Engineer: Motorola Solutions
  • Change Coordinator: Logica
  • Software Developer/Engineer: NS Technology
  • Workflow Developer: Irwin Mitchell
  • IT Developer: Crimsan Consultants
  • Consultant: Crimsan Consultants
  • Programmer: Evil Twin Artworks
  • Web Developer & Web Support: VSI Thinking
  • Software Developer: Wireless Innovations
  • Associate Business Application Analyst: CDC Software
  • Software Developer: OpenBet Technologies
  • Technical Support Consultant: Alterian
  • Programming: Rock It
  • Software Developer: BMJ Group
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
17,250 GBP
- Full-time international students; 8450 GBP - Full-time UK/EU students; 4250 GBP - Part-time UK/EU students (two years)
July 31, 2019
United Kingdom - Swansea, Wales
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date July 31, 2020
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Swansea, Wales
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date July 31, 2020