Programme Brief

Students on the MSc Operational Cyber Security will learn a wide range of practical and theoretical skills. Students will develop a sound knowledge of cyber security and its application in real life situations, while extending their abilities to analyse and solve problems. 

Applications would be welcomed from students with any numerate degree from a science background, a Law or a business degree. Mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential can also be assessed for eligibility.


The programme provides opportunities for students to achieve a knowledge and understanding of:

  • Modern methods and techniques for cyber security, including penetration testing and IT auditing.
  • Basic concepts of networking, developing web applications, cyber security and risk management.
  • Techniques in cyber security, cyber physical security and forensics investigations.
  • The modern computing environment and software tools for a cyber security professional.
  • Specialised advanced topics in the area of security and its applications.
  • Research tools and techniques appropriate to the cyber security domain.

  • Champs Fleurs
  • University of Greenwich BSc (Hons) Computing and Information System with Upper Second Class Honours or above 
  • A good first degree in any numerate non-computer science subject with Upper Second Class Honours or above 
  • Applications would be welcomed from students with any numerate degree from a science background, a Law or a business degree.
  • Mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential can also be assessed for eligibility.

Registration Process

In order to register:

  1. Visit the Centre for University of Greenwich Programmes Unit or email us at to verify your entry qualifications and confirm your eligibility.

2. Provide evidence of your entry qualifications by presenting:

Original certificates, your completed student transcripts or a completion letter.

A detailed CV and/or Job Description in cases where your qualifications do not meet the direct entry requirement or where the qualifications were awarded more than five years ago.


3. If your entry qualifications are satisfactory you are then required to complete the following forms:

University of Greenwich Application Form (for registration with the University)

SBCS Registration Form (for registration with SBCS)

4. Proceed to the Advisory & Admission Centre to pay any fees due upon registration, as specified in the    
    Fee Information section. Please ensure that Course Administration provides you with copies of your
    identification and qualifications, as well as, an enrolment ticket identifying the modules you will be
    pursuing and the fees you will be paying before proceeding to the Advisory & Admission area.

5. After making the required payments, please ensure you receive a receipt.  Proceed to the Centre for
    University of Greenwich Programmes Unit with your receipt so a copy can be attached to your student



Applications & Transcripts

In cases where student transcripts are used for registration with SBCS, you must request an original transcript and completion letter from the relevant examination body for formal registration with the University of Greenwich.  All transcript requests must be forwarded to:


Keston Chandler

Course Administrator II

School of Business and Computer Science Ltd

53-54 Sagan Drive

Champs Fleurs


For any further information, please feel free to contact our administrative team at 663-7227 Ext: 1251-1255 

Administrative Team


Raecene S. Gunness-Francis


Keston Chandler        

Course Administrator II

Randall Mohan

Assistant Course Administrator

Narina Alexander

Assistant Course Administrator

Email: for more details.

This programme is offered part-time.

Courses for this programme are semester specific, meaning, they are only offered once per academic year.

Additionally, there is one intake per year in September. 

This programme comprises of four (4) semesters. The details are given below:

Please note that the courses offered in any given semester are subject to change


Semester 1 September 2017 – December 2017
COMP 1738 Computing Systems 
COMP 1739 Developing Web Applications
COMP 1740 Introduction to Computer Networks

Semester 2 January 2018 – May 2018
COMP 1747 Ethical Hacking
COMP 1745 Cryptography and Steganography
COMP 1746 Law and Ethics

Semester 3 September 2018 – December 2018
COMP 1743 Professionalism for Cyber Security Practitioners
COMP 1741 Cyber Crime
COMP 1744 Secure System Management
COMP 1252 Final Project (start)

Semester 4 January 2019 – May 2019
COMP 1748 IT Auditing 
COMP 1742 Cyber Physical Security
COMP 1749 Digital Forensics Investigations
COMP 1252 Final Project (complete)