The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Cyber Security offers you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and techniques of contemporary cyber security, and how to apply these in response to real-world business problems.
This BCS-accredited1 master’s is a specialist qualification in one of the most essential and in-demand areas of IT, combining advanced aspects of security, its practical application, and the implications of security within a business.
Study 100% online from anywhere in the world and interact with like-minded IT professionals around the world through our innovative, cloud-based server platform, without giving up your job. You can showcase your skills and understanding of big data analytics by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence.
You will have the opportunity to share insights regularly with fellow students and online instructors as you collaborate on projects, exchange experiences and discuss best practice from across different IT/IS environments globally through discussion forums, seminars, case studies and assignments.
This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Matthew Sammut (UK)
Online MSc in Software Engineering graduate
As organisations become increasingly concerned about their vulnerability to cyber attacks, you can put yourself in a position to flourish by deepening your knowledge of the theories and strategies that underpin cyber security.
You will also have the chance to:
Uthman Yusuf (Nigeria)
Computer Science graduate (2015)
The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Cyber Security is designed to give you the opportunity to:
In the UK government’s most recent assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 97% of the research produced by the University of Liverpool’s Department of Computer Science was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent – among the highest ratings of computer science departments in the UK. The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.
A cloud-based collection of your work that you can present to employers and peers to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.
Our innovative online study environment mirrors a real-life computing work environment, allowing you to access large sets of data and different software platforms, conduct simulations, and perform practical tasks related to your programme.
Two-part series on the ethics of big data and autonomous machines:
Big data and the search for MH370
In this first episode, Prof Simon Maskell who was involved in the search for MH370, studies the critical role big data played in its search and the role human judgement plays in the development of autonomous systems.
1 Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your programme.