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 3 UK integrated Masters degrees to be provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways.
- Computer Science
- Specialise in a key area of computer science on this integrated Masters degree. Build software programs and study topics like algorithmics or software design.
- Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
- Study computer science with focus on the principles and practice of artificial intelligence. You'll design programs and systems in this exciting degree.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.