1 year

Starting Date


Tuition Fee

GBP 17,000 per full



About the programme

We’re the only university in the UK to offer a Masters programme in ethical hacking. We want to change the way you view cyber security to adopt an offensive approach. The best way to beat a hacker is to be able to think like one!  

Aimed at Computing/IT graduates, our programme covers a wide range of subjects, including penetration testing, digital forensics, information security management, Malware analysis, port scanning, buffer overflows and password cracking. Our research-active teaching staff are at the forefront of new developments, allowing the programme to evolve to cover the latest techniques and guidelines.

There are two modes of studying this degree. Full-time, on-campus over one year or, part-time distance learning over two years. In recent years, full-time on-campus class sizes have been around 10-15 people, and they’re unlikely to go higher than 20. This allows for closer relationships with academic staff and fellow postgraduates. The part-time distance option offers a virtual lab for practical work and weekly sessions to meet staff, fellow students and get help.

Abertay graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as:

  • Dell Secure Works
  • Goldman-Sachs
  • NCR
  • GCHQ

Others have gone on to set up their own successful information security businesses.

Join us and start your career in a fascinating, rewarding and hugely in-demand industry.

Courses Included

  • Computer Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information and Network Security Management
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Engineering Resilient Systems Masters

Interested? Get started today!