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Master the Cyber Age

Gain advanced knowledge to protect organisations against cyber security risks

The ISRU Online MSc in Cyber Security offers you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and techniques of contemporary cyber security, and how to apply these in response to real-world business problems.

This BCS-accredited1 master’s is a specialist qualification in one of the most essential and in-demand areas of IT, combining advanced aspects of security, its practical application, and the implications of security within a business.

Cutting-edge approach

Study 100% online from anywhere in the world and interact with like-minded IT professionals around the world through our innovative, cloud-based server platform, without giving up your job. You can showcase your skills and understanding of big data analytics by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence.

You will have the opportunity to share insights regularly with fellow students and online instructors as you collaborate on projects, exchange experiences and discuss best practice from across different IT/IS environments globally through discussion forums, seminars, case studies and assignments.


This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Gain the expertise to develop strategies for cyber security

As organisations become increasingly concerned about their vulnerability to cyber attacks, you can put yourself in a position to flourish by deepening your knowledge of the theories and strategies that underpin cyber security.

You will also have the chance to:

Acquire cutting-edge skills to drive effective cybercrime prevention and protection solutions, as well as conduct investigations into suspected cyber-attacks
Gain strong skills allowing you to assess security risks and implement the most effective and cutting-edge solutions
Tackle the challenges of assessing and managing security risks in the modern workplace
Deploy your skills and knowledge in real-world scenarios, using our unique server platform
Design plans and strategies for security, dependability, risk and assurance that can be presented to higher management and are built on a solid understanding of technical and business systems and processes
Consider the laws and regulations around security risk management, as well as the concepts, methods, approaches and processes used to tackle security risk management
Develop a Professional Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating your solution-oriented mindset and practical skills in cyber security

Why choose this Online MSc in Cyber Security?

Real life experience in the class – use our unique server platform to become confident in the practical application of the latest tools
High-level insight – enhance your ability to research, design and implement creative cyber security solutions to address business problems
Hands-on skills – experiment with security techniques, cryptographic algorithms, cyber forensics and build an ethical hacking environment
Career relevance – reinforcing your ability to deliver meaningful insights to organisations struggling to adapt to contemporary cyber challenges 
Engaging access to global experts – study with real-world case studies and prepare for the challenges you could face in your job
Global connections – develop new insights from interacting with international peers
100% online study – continue in your career and immediately use the knowledge gained from studying for your master’s degree
Career advice and mentoring opportunities – accessed through our specialist platform, connecting you with professionals all over the world
Your return on investment (ROI)

The ISRU Online MSc in Cyber Security is designed to give you the opportunity to:

Develop skills and strategies for assessing and managing security risks in modern business environments
Design plans and strategies for security, dependability, risk and assurance that can be presented to higher management and are built on a solid understanding of technical and business systems and processes
Equip yourself with high-level skills across a wide range of complex cyber security issues
Advance your understanding of the theories and protocols that underpin contemporary cyber security
Demonstrate your ability to develop and deploy effective solutions to real-world cyber security challenges
Acquire the knowledge to conduct effective investigations into suspected cyber-attacks

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