Bournemouth University

Cyber Security and Human Factors

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and still evolving community that presents enterprise, industry and governments with on-going security management challenges, as it grows on an exponential scale.

Bournemouth University's MSc in Cyber Security & Human Factors has been developed in response to the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide. Graduates from this course will be equipped with technical know-how to protect and prevent, and the ability to assess risk and manage incidents. You can take each unit separately as CPD, building up to a full Masters should you wish to do so. The dates for each unit are given below.

On this course, you'll gain an understanding of cyber security by investigating threat, vulnerabilities and impact risk, the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt, managing human factors in security, trust management and information assurance.

We were participants in the Intensive Program on Information Communication Security (IPICS 2017) held in Greece in June 2017.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. Required subjects: Computer science, Electronics, IT, Law, Psychology or Business. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Cyber Security - Human Factors - Research Methods & Professional Issues - Individual Masters Project. Option units. You'll choose three of the following: Cyber Psychology - Enterprise Digital Forensics - Information Assurance - Security Event & Incident Management - Security by Design

Assessment methods

Individual Masters Project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 13,750 (Whole course) International 18 18 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Whole course) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Part-time January 2019 13,750 (Whole course) International 18 18 Months
MSc Part-time January 2019 6,250 (Whole course) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,750 (Whole course) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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