Take on the Challenge.
Our MSc in Applied Cyber Security aims to develop the next generation of industry leaders and address a global shortage of cyber security professionals.
The emphasis of our programme is to provide graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the cyber security challenges facing industry and society, both today and in the future, and equipping them with the skills necessary to address those challenges.
Our MSc offers a syllabus informed by the world-class research being undertaken at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). CSIT was recently honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for its work in strengthening global cyber security and protecting the online activity of billions of internet users around the world.
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Why choose Queen's
Ranked in the Top 173 Universities in the world
(QS World University rankings 2020)
Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
Safe and affordable
Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).
Access to top companies
Internships have previously been provided by the following companies and organisations across the UK and Europe: Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Facebook, Fintrax Group, IBM, McAfee, PwC, RepKnight, Roke, Seven Technologies Group,Thales, United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC), and others
A recent £500m investment will result in a brand new state-of-the-art cyber security research lab at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). CSIT is a GCHQ-accredited Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and is the UK's largest university research lab in this field.
Scholarships and industry prizes
Two bursaries are available for students enrolling on Queen's University Belfast’s GCHQ/NCSC certified MSc Applied Cyber Security. Bursaries are funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. The bursaries will cover full tuition fees.
Within five years, you could be working: in Threat Intelligence; as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); in network security; in information assurance; at security operation centres … anywhere around the globe.