MSc Cyber Security

Graduate Apprenticeship in MSc Cyber Security


The purpose of Graduate Apprenticeship in MSc Cyber Security is to produce Masters level graduates with skills and knowledge in Cyber Security with a specialisation in Network Security.

Designed for the ongoing development of existing IT Professionals, apprentices will enhance their current skills and experience through assessing security risks across a broad range of technical security solutions and designs. 

Graduates will be able to plan and carry out a variety of security testing strategies on IT infrastructures (wired and wireless); research, analyse and evaluate technical threat intelligence to reduce cyber security threats and vulnerabilities; troubleshoot issues arising from vulnerability scanning and design cost-effective mitigations comprising careful combinations of technical, procedural and administrative controls.

As with all of our Graduate Apprenticeship programmes, work-based learning is integral to the entire programme, incorporating the final MSc Project.

Modules for this programme are detailed below:


MSc Cyber Security:


Credits awarded:

Layer 2 Technologies and Protocol Independent Routing


Cyber Defence and Penetration Testing    


Secure operations


Network Security


Cyber Forensics and Incident Response


VPN & Security Technologies 


Information Security Management


Research and Project methods


Masters Project module 



Typical programme entry criteria for the Graduate Apprenticeship in MSc Cyber Security are as follows:

a) A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree of a UK university or equivalent which contains a substantial computing or information and communications technology component.


b) A formal qualification equivalent to (a) above.


c) Evidence of appropriate experience in industry or commerce

Annually, the Programme Board also considers competitive entry requirements based on Skills Development Scotland funded places and employer demand.



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