Gain advanced knowledge to protect organisations against cyber security risks

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Cyber Security is a specialist qualification in one of the most essential and in-demand areas of IT.

This programme 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. The master’s combines advanced aspects of security, its practical application, and the implications of security within a business.

Our cutting-edge approach to online learning allows you to study online from anywhere in the world through our innovative, cloud-based server platform. You can showcase your skills and understanding of cyber security by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence.

Gain the expertise to develop strategies for cyber security

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.

This master’s is 100% online, giving you the chance to interact with like-minded professionals around the world, without giving up your job. You will have the opportunity to share insights, collaborate on projects, exchange experiences and discuss best practice from across different IT/IS environments globally, through discussion forums, seminars, case studies, and skills-based assignments. You will also have the chance to:

  1. Acquire cutting-edge skills to drive effective cybercrime prevention and protection solutions, as well as conduct investigations into suspected cyber-attacks.
  2. Gain strong skills allowing you to assess security risks and implement the most effective solutions.
  3. Tackle the challenges of assessing and managing security risks in the modern workplace.
  4. Deploy your skills and knowledge in real-world scenarios, using our unique server platform.
  5. Design plans and strategies for security, dependability, risk and assurance that can be presented to higher management and are built on a solid understanding of technical and business systems and processes.
  6. Consider the laws and regulations around security risk management, as well as the concepts, methods, approaches and processes used to tackle security risk management.
  7. Develop a Professional Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating your solution-oriented mindset and practical skills in cyber security.

Why choose the University of Liverpool Online MSc in Cyber Security?

Gain a specialist qualification in one of the most sought-after fields of IT, while reinforcing your ability to deliver meaningful insight to organisations struggling to adapt to contemporary cyber challenges. Compelling features of the University of Liverpool Online MSc in Cyber Security include:

  • Real life experience in the class – use our unique server platform to become confident in the practical application of the latest tools for cyber security.
  • Cutting-edge technology – experiment with security techniques, cryptographic algorithms, cyber forensics and build an ethical hacking environment.
  • High-level insight – enhance your ability to research, design and implement creative cyber security solutions to address business problems.
  • Engaging access to global experts – study with real-world case studies and prepare for the challenges you could face in your job.
  • Global connections – develop new insights from interacting with international peers.
  • 100% online study – continue in your career and immediately use the knowledge gained from studying for your master’s degree.
  • Career advice and mentoring opportunities – accessed through our specialist platform, connecting you with professionals all over the world.

Your return on investment (ROI)

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Cyber Security gives you the opportunity to:

  1. Develop skills and strategies for assessing and managing security risks in modern business environments.
  2. Design plans and strategies for security, dependability, risk and assurance that can be presented to higher management and are built on a solid understanding of technical and business systems and processes.
  3. Equip yourself with high-level skills across a wide range of complex cyber security issues.
  4. Advance your understanding of the theories and protocols that underpin contemporary cyber security.
  5. Demonstrate your ability to develop and deploy effective solutions to real-world cyber security challenges.
  6. Acquire the knowledge to conduct effective investigations into suspected cyber-attacks.

A reputation for excellence

The UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the research produced by the University’s Department of Computer Science 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.

Global Career Advisor Network

Join the MSc in Cyber Security programme and you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. They can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

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Professional Portfolio of Evidence

A cloud-based collection of your work that you can present to employers and peers to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.


Cloud-based server platform

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.

The University of Liverpool rates first in the UK for combined world-leading or internationally excellent IT research.