Coventry University: Cyber Security

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Computing, Electronics and Maths
Study type Taught


The Cyber Security MSc seeks to provide a postgraduate education covering the main theoretical and practical aspects of the field.

The overall aim of the course is to provide:
* A deep and comprehensive understanding of current cyber security issues, concepts and technologies;

* Technical skills in assessing systems security, detecting and mitigating security incidents;

* An understanding of the changing cyber threat landscape and the developments in cyberspace.

The delivery is based on a combination of face-to-face sessions and online learning with a substantial element of practical ‘hands-on’ activities. This is supported by specialist Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics and Networking laboratories, as well as a virtual Cyber Security lab which are accessible 24/7, providing you the opportunity to apply the theoretical aspects you learn across the course’s modules, as well as to design, implement and evaluate a variety of real-world examples and case studies.

A key strength of the Cyber Security course at Coventry University is the positive interaction between students and staff, and the supportive environment that allows you to develop. Our academic team specialises in several areas of cyber security and is committed to providing academic and technical support to students. You will be a part of a large community of peers at Coventry University with over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics, and have the opportunity to participate in activities run by the student-led ‘ComSec’ club or take part in frequent local and international Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competitions.

Research project opportunities are available for you to further develop your skills. Current work covers a range topics such as security for low-powered embedded systems, software defined networking, enhancing security through machine learning, protocol analysis, IoT security, Crypto algorithms, vehicle security and security Industry 4.0 environments.

The Cyber Security group has strong links with a number of industries and government bodies, including companies in Cyber Security and Forensics, Automotive, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and others, both in supporting our curriculum and learning, as well as research and development addressing real world problems.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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