MSc Cyber Security Tuition Fee Bursaries


August 31, 2016

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The University of Warwick is delighted to announce tuition-fee bursaries for study on our MSc Cyber Security Engineering, or MSc Cyber Security and Management (GCHQ Certified Pathway).

Funded by the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), Warwick will be awarding six tuition-fee bursaries of £12,200 each as part of a national project to encourage career transitioners into the Cyber Security profession.

Applications for the bursaries are invited from both existing and new applicants as follows:

Eligibility criteria

Eligible applicants must satisfy the following essential criteria:

  1. Intend to study the GCHQ-certified MSc Cyber Security Engineering or the GCHQ-certified pathway through MSc Cyber Security and Management at the University of Warwick on the full-time programme starting October 2016, or the part-time programme starting during the academic year 2016/17.
  2. Be a UK or EU citizen who is normally resident in the UK other than for the sole purpose of education.
  3. Not be currently undertaking any other forms of formal education.
  4. Have graduated from undergraduate studies in 2015 or before.
  5. Not have previously held employment as a cyber security professional (i.e. cyber security must be less than 50% of any previous job function / role).

Preference will be given to applicants who satisfy any of the following preferred criteria:

  1. Persons looking to retrain into the cyber security profession, for example, returners-to-work after parental leave, those who are currently unemployed, and mid-career transitioners
  2. General IT practitioners looking to specialise in cyber security
  3. Ex-armed forces personnel not already covered by any armed forces grant
  4. Ex-police officers not already covered by any police service grant
  5. Demographics currently underrepresented in the cyber security profession

Entry Requirements and How to Apply

You should normally have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or second class honours degree in a science, engineering, IT, business or management discipline. There are some differences in the requirements for each course, so please see the the individual course pages for entry requirements to your chosen programme.

Please remember you are applying for a one-year, full-time postgraduate course. Undergraduate term dates do not apply to you and you will be expected to remain at Warwick for the year (October 2016 to mid September 2017). There will be times (e.g. the weeks of Christmas and New Year) when you will not have any taught modules scheduled, however you will be expected to organise your workload around any break from study.

You can apply now, even if you do not yet have all the necessary documents ready; if necessary we will make you a conditional offer and you can provide them later.

You will need to provide:

  1. A completed application form & application fee.
  2. A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
  3. A scan of your transcript of marks awarded so far (if you are currently studying) OR an original copy of your final transcript / degree certificate* (if you have completed your studies).
  4. English test result (if applicable)
  5. Two references. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, these should be academic references. If you graduated more than 2 years ago, we will accept professional references.

To find online application form, please click on the "Further official information" link below.

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August 16, 2016
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