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Online degree MSc Cyber Security

MSc Cyber Security online degree

Full or part-time distance learning degree

As the digital landscape expands, so does the urgent need for advanced cyber security. Our MSc Cyber Security online course is designed to produce leaders in this in-demand field. You'll develop critical skills in cyber risk management, IT governance, network security and digital forensics, becoming an essential asset in the digital age's defence against cyber threats.

Designed to be as flexible as you, with 24/7 access to an innovative digital learning platform, this Msc programme offers 100% online learning that fits your schedule, while our career experts and study coaches are on hand to give you the guidance you deserve on your path to progress. Prepare yourself with the specialist knowledge to safeguard our digital universe.

Online programme schedule

Your online degree at a glance


  • Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:

  • Apply now for any date.

Tuition fees and funding:

  • Total course cost is £9,750 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).

  • For UK students: you might be eligible for an LIBF Scholarship of £1,200 reduction in study fees and you can apply for a non-means-tested government master's loan.

Entry requirements:

  • 2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.

  • English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Fees for MSc Cyber Security online degree

Complete your degree at your own pace and fit your studies around your professional and personal life.

For UK students, the total fees will be the same – whether you choose to study full or part time – and there are no fees for the application process

Student loans

You may be eligible for a government master's loan.

LIBF Scholarship

As an LIBF student, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for an LIBF Scholarship. The LIBF Scholarship is an award of £1,200 towards your tuition fees, spread over the duration of your course and reducing your total fees. You are eligible to apply if your household income is less than £3,500 per month.

Fee reductions

You can get up to 5%* off your total fees if you pay in advance (*reduction depends on study duration). To explore all funding options for your MSc Cyber Security degree, check out our UK fees and funding page or international fees and funding page.

The prices shown below do not include any scholarships.

Online degree
Full time
Duration 12 months
Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


 in total

You'll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option one
Duration 18 months
Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


 a year

You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option two
Duration 24 months
Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


 a year

You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

Shape your future with LIBF online courses

Flexible learning: your life, your pace

Choose when and where to study, full-time or part-time, with your progress fully supported by our tutors. Learning never has to feel rushed or delayed – it's your journey on your schedule.

Over 140 years of expertise

Upgrade your expertise with the skills of the future. Benefit from our long heritage of education in business, management, and technology combined with the latest digital advancements.

Innovative personalised learning

Learn on your own terms. Gain the skills you need to reach your full potential with support from personal tutors and study coaches, backed up by an always-on AI study assistant: Syntea.

Rewarding your ambition

Distance learning is an affordable, tailored option that fits your lifestyle, with fee reductions available. Fees for online degrees can also be spread over the length of your chosen course.

Entry requirements for the Master's in Cyber Security Online

Every application is different. If you’re not sure whether you meet the entry requirements, or you have any questions, contact us for advice. 

Typical offer

English language requirements

Free iPad to support your studies

If you’re based in the UK, we’ll provide you with a complimentary iPad for your studies. It will contain everything you need to get started and you can use it throughout your course. When you graduate, it will be our gift to you.

We’re sorry we can’t make this gift available to international students studying online right now.

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MSc Cyber Security online degree course details

Our MSc Cyber Security degree course is designed to build leaders in IT security. From navigating the landscape of IT governance, data protection and cryptology, to mastering attack modelling and evidence collection, you'll learn to manage cyber security challenges and threats. Our course combines a deep theoretical foundation with practical, real-world applications, empowering you to excel in one of today's most crucial industries.

This online postgraduate degree course includes the following core modules:

Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

Career opportunities: MSc Cyber Security online degree

With the landscape of cyber security expanding and evolving, there will always be demand for your expertise in cyber intelligence – in almost any industry worldwide. Organisations need cyber security experts who can ensure the safety of their digital resources and shape robust cyber security solutions. You could even influence critical legislative changes in cyber law.

By choosing our online cybersecurity master's degree, you're stepping into a future full of exciting potential.

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Senior cyber security analyst

As a senior cyber security analyst, you're the first line of defence against cyber threats in your organisation. With your broad knowledge of network protocols and advanced digital forensics, you'll identify potential threats, mitigate risks and respond effectively to security incidents. You'll play a pivotal role in enhancing your organisation's security by developing and implementing robust cybersecurity strategies.

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Cyber security architect

As a Cyber Security Architect, you'll be the mastermind behind your organisation's cyber protection measures. You will design and implement robust security systems that can withstand evolving cyber threats, regularly reviewing and improving system architecture. Ultimately, you'll be responsible for your organisation's cyber safety, creating a resilient shield against cyber intrusion.

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Information security manager

As an information security manager, you'll be the key guardian of your organisation's data, protecting it from cyber threats and ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information assets. Your role will include setting and implementing the organisation's security strategy and developing policies for both physical and digital data protection – making you a true champion of your organisation's data security.

Advance your career with an MSc Cyber Security online degree

As a graduate of this online MSc Cyber Security, you'll have exciting career opportunities, often working in multidisciplinary teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds such as our online BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree or our online MSc Business Intelligence course.

Studying with LIBF has been amazing. The website and course modules are easy to navigate, and I feel fully supported. The flexibility makes it easy for me to combine studies and work.
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Muhammed Saif U

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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