Top 10 Cyber Security Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Cyber Security concerns everything from world trade to governments to individuals and there are a number of different ways to study in this ever-expanding field of expertise. Some institutions offer a masters course only in Cyber Security and others offer specialisations of Cyber or Systems Security in their Computing Science Masters. Some courses in the UK have accreditation from GCHQ, one of the UK's intelligence and security agencies, for their excellence in teaching General Cyber Security. 

If you are interested in studying a masters degree in Cyber Security – take a look at our list of ten of the best Cyber Security Masters Degree courses in the UK and Europe.*

MSc in Software and Systems Security – University of Oxford

Duration: 2 to 4 years part time distance learning.
Cost: £8,040 registration fee and £1,850 per module for UK and EU students / £12,640 registration fee and £1,850 per module for international students.
What Will You Study: The MSc in Software and Systems Security at the University of Oxford is aimed at those already working in the industry who want to improve their understanding of the development of security systems. Students need to complete at least 10 modules to gain the MSc in Software and Systems Security, and most students finish 3 modules a year.

Master in Computer Science Information Security Track – ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Duration: 3 semesters full time.
Cost: CHF 580 per semester for all students including all non-Swiss students.
What You Will Study: Modules studied at ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology include Cryptography, System Security, Network Security and Security Engineering. The course is conducted in English. 

MSc in Computing (Security and Reliability) – Imperial College London

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: £13,500 for UK and EU students / £29,500 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at Imperial College London include Cryptography Engineering, Network and Web Security, Logic-Based Learning and Quantum Computing.

MSc in Computer Science – The University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 3 years part time.
Cost: £12,300 for full-time, £6,150 per year for 2 years part-time and £4,100 per year for 3 years part-time for UK and EU students / £27,400 for full-time, £13,700 per year for 2 years part-time and £9,135 per year for 3 years part-time for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MSc in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh offers a specialist area of Cyber Security and Privacy. This course will provide you with a broad understanding of Computing Systems and Security. 

Master in Computer Science – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Duration: 1 or 2 years depending on specialisation and internships.
Cost: CHF 1,266 per year for all students including international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland offers students the chance to specialise in Information Security and undertake a 6-month long internship, which gives students excellent networking opportunities. This course is taught in English. 

MSc in Information Security – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £11,800 for full-time and £6,010 per year for part-time UK and EU students / £25,890 for full-time and £12,950 per year for part-time international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at UCL will gain advanced knowledge of Information and Systems Security and practical IT Engineering skills. The course has accreditation from GCHQ.

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering – Politecnico di Milano

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: Between €883 to €3,886 per year depending on family income for UK & EU students / €3,886 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MSc in Computer Science and Engineering offers students a specialisation in Cyber Security in addition to gaining a deeper understanding of advanced technologies. This course at Politecnico di Milano in Italy is conducted in English. 

MSc in Computer Science – Aarhus University

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: No tuition fees for UK & EU students / €13,500 for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at Aarhus University in Denmark can specialise in a number of areas including IT Security in an in-depth study of Computer Science. This course is taught in English. 

Master in Cyber Security – Delft University of Technology

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: €2,006 per year for EU students / €15,166 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands covers all aspects of Cyber Security as well as non-computing topics that have an impact on Cyber Security such as criminology, law, psychology, economics and management. This course is taught in English. 

MSc in Computing and Security – King's College London

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: £9,450 for UK and EU students / £22,800 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc in Computing and Security at King’s College London aims to give students the skills to build and operate large-scale IT security systems themselves.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2017/computer-science-information-systems

 

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