Postgraduate Award in Cyber Security Management

The University of Warwick

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

WMG, University of Warwick, UK

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

No intake for 2023

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Postgraduate Award in Cyber Security Management, University of Warwick

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: WMG, University of Warwick, UK

Protect your business from cyber threats

Cyber security is not merely about the Internet. As cyber security becomes a growing constant in the ever evolving digital landscape, our dependence on multiple, complex, interacting digital systems increases day by day.

This programme is designed for graduates and professionals looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. Over the duration of this course, you will be trained to have both the technical insight into the security of digital systems and devices, and also the management of people who interact with them. You will be prepared to manage cyber security within an enterprise, from influencing the risk appetite of the board to managing firewall reconfiguration during a cyber attack.

Suitable for those working or intending to work in the area of IT security. Qualifications in engineering, IT, scientific disciplines and as well as other background with suitable IT grounding can be considered for admission.

Why a Postgraduate Award from WMG, University of Warwick?

  • Three-way participation: University + Organisation + Participant
  • Developed with industry to address real-world problems
  • First-hand understanding of issues facing modern business and industry
  • Academically delivered with global industrial inputs and experience
  • Application-based assignments and projects

Benefits to Organisations/Businesses

  • On the job (in-company) assignments & projects
  • Approach business issues as you would with an external consultant
  • Immediate application of both concepts and tools
  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), the globalised recognised standard for procurement and supply management professionals.
  • Graduates can apply credits obtained from this Postgraduate Award and continue on with the Master of Science in Cyber Security Management programme at SIM.


Learning Outcomes

You will:

  1. Appreciate the nature of cyber threats to an organisation and its resources
  2. Focus on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security in an organisation
  3. Build and support secure systems that support the strategic growth of business

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates can expect to work within corporate information-security and technology teams, consultancies, government information-security departments, management tracks in information critical organisations and cyber security related research.

You can also apply credits obtained from this Postgraduate Award and continue on with WMG, University of Warwick’s Master of Science in Cyber Security Management programme at SIM.

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Intake Dates

Intake 2023


No intake for 2023


Application has closed

Date & period is subject to change by the University.
Application closing date is usually one month before commencement date.

The maximum allowed period to complete is 1 year. There will not be any refund or recourse should participants fail to complete the programme requirements within this candidature period.



  • Comprise two taught modules of 30 credits of blended learning with lectures, exercises and activities.
  • Delivered on a modular basis over 12 months with every module having pre-learning activities and face-to-face classes. Before face-to-face delivery, participants will receive an online introduction of the module and the instructions for pre-learning activities.
  • All learning resources will be accessible by participants online.
    • Pre-learning activities: 10 hours
    • Face-to-face contact: 40 hours
  • Fully taught by faculty from WMG, University of Warwick, ensuring the same academic input for the Singapore programme. 
  • View a list of lecturers' teaching modules
  • Average Teacher-Participant Ratio – 1:35
  • Exemptions: Nil
  • Minimum Class Size: 20 participants to commence. If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, participants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.
  • Face-to-face Delivery: Generally held in classes on SIM campus unless otherwise stated. This is usually 3 hours on weekdays and 9 hours on weekends.

Typical Module Schedule
Mon – Fri: 6:30pm – 10pm (Wed: no class)
Sat: 9am – 6pm (2 weekends)
Sun: 9am – 6pm (1 weekend)

Schedule is subject to change by the University.

Assessment & Attendence

  • 100% attendance rate
  • Participants will be assessed by coursework – the application of concepts and tools to solve company problems. Coursework can take various forms such as written assignment, project, presentation etc. The assessments are subject to change by the University and some coursework may be group-based.
  • Participants will progress through each module upon completion of its coursework.

Requirements to Graduate

To attain the Postgraduate Award in Cyber Security Management, participants must successfully complete the coursework of two modules and meet the programme’s conferral requirements.

The certificate is the same as that awarded in the UK.

Credits gained from the post-module assignments can build towards a full Master’s degree in Cyber Security Management with WMG, University of Warwick at SIM.


The modules offered will be at the discretion of WMG, University of Warwick and SIM.

  • Managing Cyber Risk, Audit and Compliance
  • Proactive Cyber Defence

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 553 KB)


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • A qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s; or
  • Mature candidates (at least 30 years old) with a Singapore Local Polytechnic Diploma and at least eight years of relevant work experience.
  • Additionally, candidates must have a background in IT from prior studies or relevant work experience.

Candidates with other qualifications can be assessed on individual merit.

Applicants who have a work permit or employment pass can be considered for admission to part-time study.

English Language Requirements

A Secure English Language Test (SELT) is required as proof of English Language Proficiency. This test must have been conducted within 2 years of the formal start date for the programme.

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • TOEFL 92 (iBT) overall with scores in listening=21, speaking=23, reading=22 and writing=21; or
  • Pearson Test in English (Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (with at least 59 in each of the four component;

Applicants whose entry qualification was attained in Singapore or other English Speaking Country (as defined by UKVI) in the last two years with at least two years of study in an English medium institution are exempted from English Proficiency Requirement.

Applicants who have worked in an international company for at least the last two years where English is the day to day language of business may be exempted from the English Proficiency Requirement based on written company evidence of their proficiency in the use of English for Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing on a daily basis.

Other Requirements

  • Two satisfactory academic/industrial referees, and
  • A letter of academic interest and objective in undertaking postgraduate study

An interview by the Programme Director and/or Programme Faculty may be required as part of the admission process.


Fees & Financial Aid

All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST for the intakes in 2022 and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks).

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

* Fees are inclusive of 8% GST and are payable in full before course commencement. Fees will be subject to revised GST of 9% effective on 1 Jan 2024. Fees do not include textbook.

Programme Fees

S$10,530.00, payable on a per-module basis
Per Module Fee: S$3,564.00
Per Module Fee also applies to repeat fee, subject to approval.

* Fees are inclusive of 8% GST and are payable in full before course commencement. Fees will be subject to revised GST of 9% effective on 1 Jan 2024. Fees do not include textbook.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30