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Cyber Technology MSc

De Montfort University
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Cyber Technology MSc

Program description

Cyber Technology MSc

Cyber Technology MSc consists of five main themes: Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Software Engineering and Management. It can be studied by combining modules from all five, allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of interest. You have the opportunity to choose mixed pathways, for example the choices of modules could lead to a degree in Cyber Security with Management. This program is developed in conjunction with our Industrial Advisory Group which includes: Deloitte UK, Airbus, BT, and Rolls-Royce.

Key features

Develop skills required for a rapidly changing sector

gain the latest skills, techniques and knowledge required in one of the most exciting areas of computing

Developed in conjunction with industry experts

modules are developed with Deloitte UK, Airbus, BT and Rolls-Royce ensuring that you explore issues relevant to industry

Dedicated Cyber Security Centre

Access to our dedicated Computer Security and Forensics laboratories will give you the opportunity to work in industry standard facilities which will allow you to develop and enhance your skills in digital forensics

Admission requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content


  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice and Research Methods
  • MSc Project/Dissertation

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI Programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Foundations of AI
  • AI for Security
  • Computer Vision
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • MSc Project/Dissertation

Cyber Security

  • Foundations of Cyber Security
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Host and Network Security
  • Penetration Testing and Incident Response
  • Cyber Engineering
  • Digital Forensics Principles and Practice
  • Malware Analysis
  • Advanced Research Topics in Cyber Technology

Software Engineering

  • Internet of Things
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Requirements Analysis and Cloud-based System Design
  • Critical Systems
  • High Assurance System Design
  • Modern Programming Techniques
  • Semantic Technologies

Digital Forensics

  • Alternative Operating Systems Forensics
  • Current Issues for Practitioners
  • Network Security and Ethical Hacking 1
  • Network Security and Ethical Hacking 2
  • Wireless Security
  • Forensic Tools and Processes - Forensic Investigations
  • Applied Forensics - Malware Investigation
  • Advanced Forensics and Incident Response
  • Security Strategy and Standards


  • Agile Project Management
  • Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Each module is delivered over the duration of four full days. It targets both concepts and practical skills that are relevant to industry. A multiple choice (MC) test at the end of the course provides attendees feedback on their achievements and must be passed before continuation of the academic assessment through coursework.

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. A strong emphasis is given to real world problems. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, projects, multiple choice and laboratory-based assessments.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: Check the website for more information
  • International students: £18,280 per year

Continuing studies

Graduates can also undertake further study towards a doctoral or PhD degree.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for positions in consultancies, software houses or project management. They are also likely to be employed as cyber security specialists within law enforcement, government or other related agencies, in commercial IT departments or security consultancies, or in other computing positions where cyber security is an issue.

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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