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MSc in Cyber Security

MSc in Cyber Security

The Information Security Group also offers a distance (online) learning MSc in Cyber Security.

This new programme, launched in October 2022, operates in partnership with University of London and Coursera.  Distance learning is particularly suitable for students in full- or part-time employment, since there are no attendance requirements and the degree can be spread over a number of years according to the amount of time available for study.


All staff supporting the distance learning programme are members of the ISG or approved information security professionals, including some distinguished past graduates of the MSc Information Security programme. 

Academic support for distance learning modules is provided through a number of online discussion forums and webinars via the Coursera platform. Students can join an integrated network of information security professionals studying the MSc concurrently from different countries around the world, which presents exciting opportunities to exchange experiences and perspectives.

No.  You are most welcome to visit but there is absolutely no need to attend the Royal Holloway campus at any stage of the programme.

Studying by distance learning is a very different experience to studying on campus, but is equally rewarding. All our distance learning graduates will also join our MSc Alumni Network of MSc graduates and will have the opportunity to build their future careers through the contacts.

If you are contemplating studying the distance learning MSc Cyber Security but are unsure if distance learning works for you then there is also an option of studying some specific modules first as short courses. These can then be credited towards the full MSc should you decide to take the degree programme forward. 

You may also be interested in one of our new MOOCs, such as Cyber Security Fundamentals, written by Prof Chris Mitchell and Introduction to Cryptography written by Prof Keith Martin.

Further information about the distance learning MSc Cyber Security  including structure & syllabus, fees and application form is available here:  

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