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MSc in Cyber Security

Course Duration: Full-time 1 year or Part-time 2 years

Intakes: September | January | May


Mode of Study: Online

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MSc in Cyber Security

Fulfil the Cyber Security Workforce Gap Worldwide 


The complexity of cyber threats has evolved as cybercriminals weaponries data, ransomware increases, and security breaches impact operating expenses. The evolving security threats are difficult to anticipate without responsive, modern education.

As attacks become more complex, security expertise is needed before, during and after the attack. Job opportunities are outpacing qualified candidates. 


Gain the skills for a competitive professional edge


Eton University, as a proud Cisco Networking Academy Partner, offers Master of Science in Cyber Security that is fully aligned with Cisco Certifications to help participants build up responsive, modern skills to advance their security career and get prepared for the most powerful certification in the field so they show the world they know their stuff no matter where the candidate is in the career.

Why Choose this Program?

  • Graduates will receive a full Masters Degree awarded by Eton University plus a combination of certificates, letters of merit and digital badges from CISCO NetAcademy. 

  • As a member of Cisco Networking Academy, our students have access to a comprehensive technology skills and career building program with a global reputation for preparing people for success in a connected world. 

  • Access to up-to-date technical curricula for Cisco certified courses, access to the Cisco netacad.com learning platform, access to videos, graphics, and supplemental learning materials in several languages and interactive tools such as Cisco Packet Tracer. 

  • The curriculum provided is a combination of academic content and professional techniques to help learners gain the skills required for labour market needs.

  • For most universities in the UK, students are required to have a high IELTS score and attend a formal interview. However we can accept a variety of evidence for English proficiency. If you do not have evidence, we can provide a language test of our own.

  • The course is delivered online via distance learning with the support of expert teachers and high quality materials. There is no need to travel.  

  • The schedule and payment plan are flexible, allowing students to explore other opportunities such as work or travel. 

  • Extra hours of teaching are available for those who require it.

Awarding Body and Accreditation

The 12 individual module ceritficates are awarded by CISCO Networking Academy. Cisco Networking Academy is a global IT and cybersecurity education program that partners with learning institutions around the world to empower all people with in demand skills and theory in the field of technology. https://www.netacad.com/

Graduation and Certificates

  • 12 certificates from CISCO. These include certificates of completion, letters of merit and/or digital badges
  • Students who take the foundation quarter will take a Foundation Diploma plus 4 certificates from CISCO
  • Students will also recieve a MSc in Cyber Security from Eton University

Where This Degree Can Take You

Cyber security is a fast-growing field and cyber security skills are in high demand. Career prospects are good for people with the right combination of skills, knowledge and experience. Careers can include;

  • Blockchain Developer
  • Cyber Security Project Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Digital Forensic Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Security Architect
  • Security Software Developer

Academic Schedule 2021/2022

Quarter One

  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • IoT Fundamentals: Connecting Things
  • CCNA: Introduction to Networks (ITN)
  • Linux Essentials
Quarter Two
  • Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking
  • CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)
  • Network Security
  • IoT Fundamentals: Big Data & Analytics
Quarter Three - Cyber Security Operations Major
  • CyberOps Associate
  • CCNA Cyber security Operations 1
  • IoT Security
  • CCNA Cyber security Operations 2
Quarter Three - Network Security Major
  • CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA)
  • CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR)
  • CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing (ENARSI)
  • CCNA Security: Implementing Network Security

Course Fees

The course fees are $30,000. The foundation diploma fees are $6,000 (for those who require it). Years One and Two Payment Plan One Pay in full and receive 10% discount Payment Plan Two Pay in two installments and receive 7% discount Payment Plan Three Pay in three installments and receive 5% discount Payment Plan Four Pay over 12 monthly installments (24 monthly installments available for part-time students).


Eton University provides a variety of scholarships for this program. To find out if you are eligible please visit our scholarships page and complete the application form.


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • English language level to CEFR B2, Pearson Academic 51 or IELTS 5.5 or above.
  • At least one year of formal coursework in computer programming.
  • Formal coursework in data structures, computer organization, and operating systems is also required.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria above can join a foundation quarter (4 subjects, 12 credits) which leads to diploma of cyber security from Eton University


Assessment is carried out between the Eton University LMS and CISCO Learning Platform. Most modules consist of a final or mid-term exam, there is also pracitcal elements using the CISCO software.

Tuition and Course Materials

All our programs follow a Hybrid Learning model. This means for every quarter, you'll take part in 16 one-to-one, or small group sessions with an expert tutor from the UK. Each session lasts 45 minutes during which you will delve into the course materials and take part in interesting discussions relating to your course topics. You’ll be able to ask questions, get access to additional resources and gain a deeper understanding of the topics. After the class has finished, you’ll be able to access all the materials including a recording of the session.​ The hours are highly flexible and are scheduled around your availability. Alongside this, you'll also be given access to a CISCOs learning platform where you can access a wide range of presentations, guides and interactive systems to facilitate your learning. For those who would like extra tuition, we have virtual and classroom-based packages available starting from £400 for 10 hours. Find out more about these packages here.