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Newcastle University: Cyber Security

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Computing
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Study type Taught


Our Cyber Security MSc focuses on information and system security and the analysis of complex systems, including machine learning.

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

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About this course Cyber Security is a dynamic area of computing science, and is about understanding how: the features and vulnerabilities of a system can be exploited by attackers to detect, prevent and respond to these attackers

Cyber Security is also a process, requiring input from and interaction with end-users, stakeholders, decision-makers or system designers.

The MSc is designed for honours graduates in computing science, or a discipline with a significant computing component, for example: engineering systems engineering mathematics

You should have a good background in computer systems, including programming. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

Research groups and centres Newcastle has a first class record of research and development in dependable and secure computing. We have leading international research groups and three research centres focusing on a wide range of computer science fields, including: security and resilience dependable systems cybercrime cloud computing

Related courses This course is part of a suite of closely related courses: Cloud Computing MSc Advanced Computer Science MSc Data Science MSc

All four courses share modules, creating a tight-knit student cohort that has encouraged collaborations on projects undertaking interdisciplinary research.

Accreditation The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The BCS is the chartered institute for IT. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for professional membership of the BCS on graduation and is the first step to becoming a chartered IT professional.

The School of Computing at Newcastle University is an accredited and a recognised Partner in the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science.


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A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

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