Advanced Security and Cybercrime (Executive)

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


This course is focused on the fast-developing areas of networking and cybersecurity, and allows a full-time employee to graduate with an MSc in 18 months.

The course awards significant credit for the application of course-derived knowledge to your employer’s systems or procedures.

Additionally you study modules designed to enhance your current skills using flexible learning material and practical activities which can be completed online or remotely. Finally, a dissertation project is undertaken which further strengthens your cybersecurity skillset.

Modules include:
Advanced Cloud and Network Forensics; Advanced Professional Practice; Computer Penetration Testing; Host-Based Forensics; Leadership, Learning and Development; Management of Software Projects; Network Security; Security Audit & Compliance; e-Security.

Entry Requirements

An Honours Degree (min 2:2) with a background in a computing discipline and 2 years' relevant work experience within the industry.

Start Date

January, May


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

18 months



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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