MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security

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100% Online MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security

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Master digital security to meet the growing demand for cyber skills with St Marys’ 100% online MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security

St Mary's University London's 100% MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security equips you with advanced computational skills and in-depth knowledge of cyber security threats and solutions, preparing you to tackle complex cybersecurity challenges in today's digital world. This programme is specifically designed to enhance your theoretical and foundational understanding of cyber security. You will gain both knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to manage and implement secure networks, deploy ethical hacking techniques, and conduct digital forensics investigations in various contexts. 

In our digital classroom, you'll engage in hands-on learning experiences, working on practical assignments, projects, and assessments designed to enable you further to explore cyber security concepts from a theory-led perspective and develop a better understanding of their application in real-world challenges and scenarios. 

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • Understand both computer science fundamentals and cyber security concepts, equipping you with a robust knowledge base essential for success in cyber security roles and industries.
  • Acquire proficiency in the practical application of cyber security techniques, enabling you to effectively solve real-world problems and implement cyber security measures across various domains and industries.
  • Develop advanced critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities specific to cyber security, empowering you to tackle complex cyber security challenges in diverse technological contexts.
  • Develop cyber security solutions that address societal needs and leverage technological advancements.
  • Thrive in leadership roles and take on career advancement opportunities in the rapidly expanding field of cyber security, with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to lead cyber security initiatives, drive change, and contribute significantly to both industry and academia in cyber security related domains. 

And grow your career

With a growing demand for highly skilled security professionals, cyber security graduates are highly sought-after. St Mary's University's online MSc in Computer Science with Cyber Security prepares you to excel in roles such as Cyber Security Manager, Information Security Officer, Software Engineer and Cyber Security Analyst.

With a programme designed for you

St Mary's online MSc in Computer Science with Cyber Security suits the working professional looking to advance their skills in the multi-million-pound cyber security sector. Enjoy the flexibility to balance your learning with important life commitments, such as work, family, and friends, so you can achieve your career goals and reach your full potential with minimum disruption to your everyday life.

Programme Modules

Computer Networks

Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer networks, covering both theoretical concepts and practical implementation aspects and explore the fundamentals of networking protocols, network architectures, and various technologies used in modern computer networks.

Operating Systems

Gain an in-depth understanding of operating system concepts, principles, and functionalities. You will delve into both theoretical foundations and practical applications, focusing on contemporary operating system architectures and their roles in managing hardware resources, enabling user interaction, and supporting software applications. 

Software Development

Acquire a thorough grasp of software development principles, methodologies, and procedures. This module spans both theoretical foundations and hands-on implementation, with a focus on the software development lifecycle, agile methodologies, coding, debugging, and testing best practices.

Database Systems

Develop a comprehensive understanding of database systems and their significance in various applications. You will explore both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, focusing on the relational model and the use of SQL.

Web Technologies

Equip yourself with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary web development principles and practices. You will explore a diverse range of topics essential for crafting interactive and responsive web applications. Through a blend of theoretical exploration and hands-on implementation, you will learn the foundational technologies, frameworks, and best practices prevalent in modern web development.

Software Testing

Explore the critical domain of software testing, which serves as an essential pillar in ensuring the robustness, reliability, and functionality of software applications. You will develop a deep understanding of the integral role that testing plays throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). You will explore the strategic application of testing to detect and mitigate errors, thereby enhancing software quality and meeting user expectations.

Data Structures and Algorithms

Develop your understanding of data structures and algorithms, essential components of computer science. You will explore various data structures such as arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs, along with algorithms for searching, sorting, and graph traversal. The module emphasises both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, preparing you to design efficient algorithms and use appropriate data structures to solve computational problems.

Artificial Intelligence

Gain a comprehensive understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) principles, techniques, and applications. You will deep dive into AI, covering both theoretical foundations and practical implementation aspects, and explore a wide range of topics, including problem-solving methods, knowledge representation, reasoning, intelligent agent design, and ethical considerations in AI development and deployment.

Internet of Things

Examine the concepts, technologies, and applications of the Internet of Things (IoT). You will explore how interconnected devices, sensors, and systems are revolutionising various industries and domains. You will cover both theoretical foundations and practical implementations of IoT, including communication protocols, data analytics, security, and ethical considerations.

Network Security

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles, techniques, and technologies used to secure computer networks against various cyber threats. You will examine both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, focusing on the importance of network security in protecting data, systems, and communications.

Ethical Hacking

Learn fundamental cybersecurity principles and practices with a focus on ethical hacking methodologies to identify, assess, and mitigate security vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks, and applications. You will delve into the intricacies of offensive security techniques while maintaining a strong emphasis on ethical considerations, legal frameworks, and professional responsibilities.

Digital Forensics

Equip yourself with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for conducting digital forensics investigations in various contexts. You will examine the fundamentals of digital forensics, including the legal and ethical aspects, investigative techniques, and tools used in gathering and analysing digital evidence.


Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.
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