Cyber Security

Open University in Scotland


Our cyber security masters degree covers a range of topics. Topics include information security, digital forensics and other fundamental concepts. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development. You’ll finish with a substantial independent project with either a professional or research orientation. Cyber security is a growing concern for organisations of all sizes.

And the industry is currently experiencing a major skills gap and global demand for cyber security professionals. Our industry-relevant cyber security masters provides a rigorous approach to the study and application of cyber security. It will put you in a good position to pursue a successful career in the industry.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgDip Cyber Security

Entry Requirements

You will need a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing, cyber security or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience.

Computer and internet access necessary.

Progression Routes

The modules in the postgraduate cyber security programme are for professional security specialists, computer specialists, engineers, technical managers and scientists who need to develop or update their skills and knowledge in the area of cyber security and gain a recognised qualification to develop their careers. They have been developed to combine theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security, to enable you to become an effective professional in the industry.

Start Date

November, May


Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 - 6 years




Computing and IT

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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