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Computer Science with Cyber Security (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

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 Masters, 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 2 UK integrated Masters degrees to be provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 599.08 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer between our computer science and software engineering degrees at the end of year 1. If the course leader agrees, you may also transfer at other times and between other courses.