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MSc Internet of Things with Cyber Security

We live in a world of billions of connected things. Smart cities, health and automotives are the future. Evermore connecting devices will need professionals to manage security challenges posed by increased sharing of personal data.

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Sandwich (Thick) out of college., Part-Time

Why study MSc Internet of Things with Cyber Security at BU?

  • Learn strong technical, creative and intellectual skills to meet the need of a computer industry expanding into ubiquitous network devices  
  • In a world with 20.4 billion connected things, there is a skills gap for IoT professionals with knowledge of programming, data management/visualisation and security 
  • Learn how the cyber-threat landscape shapes the development of socio-technical IoT systems and understand how to manage security events and incidents 
  • Sharing core units with the MSc Internet of Things, this specialist course will focus on making you an expert in all things Cyber Security within an IoT context 
  • Use the opportunity of international placements and our career support to enhance your employability and work in a global environment 
  • Profit from our expert academics and their knowledge as well as small seminar groups and group projects. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Career opportunities

IoT will change the way we think about life and work. Global industries such as manufacturing, transportation, logistics, defence, agriculture, infrastructure, retail, healthcare and food services, are already investing heavily in developing their own IoT infrastructures. Work in an area of growth within the fast-developing Internet of Things with employment opportunities constantly evolving. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, January 2022, September 2022


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


September start: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time or 2 years full-time with a 30-week placement, January start: 16 months full-time, 32 months part-time or 24 months with a 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or equivalent

International entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component.For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

Entry requirements

Your application

Placement opportunities

The optional placement provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience and apply the learning that you have achieved through the course.

The placement can be paid employment but voluntary work can be just as useful.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students


Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

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