Cyberspace is a vast, complex and still evolving community that presents enterprise, industry and governments with on-going security management challenges, as it grows on an exponential scale.
Bournemouth University’s MSc in Cyber Security & Human Factors has been developed in response to the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide. Graduates from this course will be equipped with technical know-how to protect and prevent, and the ability to assess risk and manage incidents.
On this course, you’ll gain an understanding of cyber security by investigating threat, vulnerabilities and impact risk, the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt, managing human factors in security, trust management and information assurance.
Part-time students can take each unit separately as CPD, building up to a full Master’s.
The critical blend of topics that span from the boardroom through to operations has delivered real value.
Michael Eaton, graduate
For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in March 2019 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
Next start date:
September 2019, January 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
September: 12 months without placement, 24 months with a 12-month placement or 18–36 months part-time. January: 18 months without placement, 30 months with a 12-month placement or 18–36 months part-time
Computer science/IT, Electronics, Law, Psychology, Business, Forensic Science/Investigation or MSc in any subject
For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.