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Computer Science with Cyber Security (MEng)

Master of Engineering
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4 years
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About this course

This course is full and closed to new applications for 2024 entry. Search similar degrees in related courses or by browsing our course finder.

This course gives you the digital skills and industry experience to protect companies and governments from the rapidly increasing threat of cyber crime. Your skills will be in high demand when you graduate because of a global shortage of qualified cyber security professionals.

You’ll be taught by academics who are directly contributing to important advances in areas like blockchain and the Internet of Things.

The UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre recognises Southampton as a centre of excellence when it comes to research in this growth area.

As part of your master's, you will:

  • learn how to design, build and deliver software programs and systems
  • study in computer science labs recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK government
  • learn how to identify and address cyber security risks in software, internet-connected devices, web-based and networked systems
  • be taught by academic staff at the forefront of research
  • do an individual special project in year 3
  • take part in a group design project in year 4, working with an academic or an industry customer

The course is accredited by the British Computer Society and is one of just 3 UK integrated master's degrees to be provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

This MEng Computer Science with Cyber Security degree is also accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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