MSc Cybersecurity

An accredited postgraduate degree that is combined with three industry recognised professional certificates

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Kyle van Schalkwyk

When I decided to further my cyber security development, and whilst already experienced in Digital Forensics, I researched the various courses and institutions available. Coming across ICSI, what appealed to me the most was the MSc path that offered not only three highly accredited certifications; Certified Forensic Analyst, Certified Penetration Tester and ISO27001 but also a track to a Master’s Degree.

MSc Cybersecurity

An accredited postgraduate degree that is combined with three industry recognised professional certificates


The programme begins with three ICSI hands-on training courses which will grant you three industry-recognised professional certificates to immediately enhance your professional credentials. At the same time, you will be eligible to apply to the University of Central Lancashire for an academic assessment to qualify for the distance learning full MSc programme. This course structure is designed for a part-time pathway with a study duration of 1-3 years. The full MSc course consists of six modules (at 20 credits each) and an MSc Project/Dissertation (at 60 credits).

Course Modules

  • Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing – ICSI | CPT Certified Penetration Tester (ICSI Module)
  • Information Security Management – ICSI | CIP Certified ISO 27001 Professional (ICSI Module)
  • Digital Forensic Investigation – ICSI | CDFE Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (ICSI Module)
  • Critical Analysis (University Module)
  • Cyber Warfare (University Module)
  • Cyber Defence (University Module)
  • MSc Project (University Module)

Teaching and Assessment

After successful completion of the ICSI | MasterPath Certificate in Cybersecurity students are eligible to apply to UCLAN for the distance learning assessment. Each successfully completed UCLAN module is equivalent to 20 Masters credits. Assessment is via a combination of tests, coursework, projects and other laboratory-based assessments.

What are the stages of the MSc programme?

  1. Successful completion of the ICSI | MasterPath Certificate in Cybersecurity
  2. Registration for MSc programme
  3. Top-up assessment to qualify for continued study as per UCLAN’s academic programme
  4. Successful completion of the three University modules:
    Critical Analysis
    Cyber Warfare
    Cyber Defence
  5. Successful completion of the University Final MSc Project


  • High school certificate
  • BA degree and transcripts
  • English qualification (if applicable)
  • 1 reference letter
  • C.V

The MSc in Cybersecurity can be completed entirely online.

The programme is delivered at the UCLan Cyprus campus, upon completion of studies at UCLan Cyprus will result in a Double Degree (two MSc Cyber Security certificates) from the two Universities, UCLan Cyprus and UCLan UK recognized in EU and worldwide.

Price is *EUR 5,330 payable in installments.
Distance Learning Exams Fee: The University will indicate the nearest exam centre to your location or at the University campus. In case you will need to be accommodated to an exam centre/location not in the University’s list a Fee per Exam might be charged.
*Price is not including the cost of the ICSI MasterPath Certificate in Cybersecurity.

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