Course Comparison

Course
MSc Artificial Intelligence MSc Cyber Security
Award
Master of Science - MSc Master of Science - MSc
Duration
1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement
- -
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Entry requirements

A lower second class (2:2) honours degree or better in a STEM-based discipline. Applicants will need to have a sound awareness of programming and be comfortable in learning programming techniques. Applicants without any prior programming experience may be accepted subject to undertaking preparatory work prior to the start of the programme. Applicants with a lower classification, or substantial industrial experience in lieu of formal qualifications may be considered subject to interview.

A minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each component. 

The programme adheres to the University regulations and guidelines for the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) for Masters programmes. 

Students are required to produce evidence of English language ability. This will normally be the equivalent of GCSE Grade C or above in English language or IELTS average score of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in the written component.

A 2:1 degree in computing or technical discipline. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the security area, with competence in computer programming. Professional experience may also be taken into consideration.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).

English language requirements

No graduates of BSc (Hons) Cyber Security/Computer and Information Security from the University of Plymouth will be accepted.

Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with Ecctis, which provides an advisory service.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.