Postgraduate Award in Cyber Security and Management, Part-time

The University of Warwick

Programme Overview


Developed, fully taught and awarded by the University of Warwick, UK.


  • Understand the cyber threat landscape and how a cyber incident may evolve
  • Appreciate the strategic development and implementation of cyber security within an organisation
  • Learn key technologies to defend and protect organisational infrastructure from threats and attacks such as encryption, intrusion detection, penetration testing, access control, digital forensics and investigation, risk management, security governance and network security
  • Gain the ability to apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management

This part-time programme is designed to develop strategic thinkers who understand the threat, can manage resources, implement solutions, and can effectively communicate these to senior decision makers in order to support the strategic growth of a business.

The programme is targeted at suitably qualified applicants working or intending to work in the IT security industry. Qualifications in engineering, IT or scientific discipline may be considered. Candidates with business degrees should have suitable IT coverage within their degree. Any candidate from any background with suitable IT grounding may also be considered.

Your certificate from the University of Warwick is identical to those awarded in the UK.

Five Reasons to choose Warwick’s Cyber Security and Management

WMG Cyber Security Centre

The WMG Cyber Security Centre (CSC) team at the University of Warwick conducts research into the nature of the cyber environment and the protection of the human experience within it. This arises from the increasing dependency on digital systems in the manufactured environment including vehicle control systems, building management systems, smart city infrastructure, industrial control and medical devices.

CSC focuses on transformative and innovative solutions for governments, industry and society. This is delivered through multi-disciplinary research capabilities from the technical and behavioural (culture, cognition and communication) aspects of cyber security. The key themes of research lie mainly in the following four pillars of activity: Intelligent Transport Systems, Future Cities, Defence and Cyber Crime, and Systems and Society (including Digital Health).

Quick Fact: Graduate Employability

The University of Warwick is the third most frequently targeted university among UK’s top employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).

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Course Start Date & End Date

Mar 2021 Intake

13 Mar 2021 – 28 Feb 2022

Date & period is subject to change by the University


Programme fee: S$10,432.50

Application Fees applies

The fee above is valid for March 2021 intake. All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks)

More Programme Details

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.

Why WMG’s Postgraduate Award?

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

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
Career Prospects

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

Recent university graduates have gone on to roles within companies such as: Accenture (Senior Cyber Security Consultant), Canary Wharf (Information Security Analyst), Indonesian Ministry of Finance (Information Security Analyst), JP Morgan (Glasgow)(Technology Analyst), KPMG (IT Advisory, Cyber Security), Deloitte (Senior Consultant), ABN Amro (Risk Assessor), Bank of Thailand (Cyber Security Analyst), IBM (Security Project Manager), Ministry of Defence, PWC (IT Risk and Resilience Team), Royal Mail (Information Security Analyst), Emtel Ltd (IT Product Development – Cyber Security), National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria (Information Security Analyst), Facebook (Marketing Specialist in Community Operations), Global Network (Programs Executive), PWC (Forensic Technologies & Information Security Analyst), Singapore Police (Senior Investigation Officer), TRB Lightweight Structures (Software Developer), CISCO (Network Consulting Engineer), Tata Consultancy Services (Quality and Security Analyst for TCS-Nokia account).

Opportunity for Master’s Study

Graduates can apply credits obtained from this Postgraduate Award and continue on with Warwick’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Management programme.

Teaching Faculty

Warwick faculty, ensuring the same academic input for the Singapore programme

Mode of Delivery

Delivered on a modular basis over 12 months, every module is approximately made up of 40 contact hours. All learning resources are accessible online by participants to support study and research on their personal computers for in-class coursework.

Lectures are held in classes at SIM campus unless otherwise stated, usually 3 hours on weekdays and 9 hours on weekends. Participants may choose from the modules offered at SIM during the candidate period.

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.


Core Module (choose two)

  • Security Architectures and Network Defence
  • Cryptosystems & Data Protection
  • Digital Forensics
  • Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting
  • Information Risk Management and Governance

Optional Module (choose one)

  • Financial Analysis & Control Systems
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Innovation
  • Project Planning, Management and Control
  • Leading change
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Inventory Management

Module Synopsis

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

Duration of Programme/Candidature Period

Programme duration: 1 year

Maximum candidature: 1 year

There will not be any refund or recourse should participants fail to complete the programme requirements within the candidature period.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 20 participants

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.

Entry Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent); or
  • Ordinary degree with two years of relevant post-qualification industrial experience; or
  • Matured candidates (at least 30 years old) with SIM’s or local Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma and eight years of relevant work experience

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

Candidates with other qualifications can be assessed on individual merits.

English Proficiency Requirement

Local Applicants

Applicants whose entry qualification was attained in Singapore with at least three years of study in an English medium institution are exempted from English Proficiency Requirement.

Non-local Applicants

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • Pearson Test in English (Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (with at least 59 in each of the four component scores); or
  • TOEFL 92 (IBT) with broadly consistent scores in each of the four components
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

Course Fee

Programme fee: S$10,432.50, payable on a per-module basis

Per Module Fee*

  • Core Module: S$3,531.00
  • Optional Module: S$3,370.50

* Per Module Fee also applies to repeat fee, subject to approval

Application Fee applies

The fees above are valid for March 2021 intake. All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks)


Average Teacher-Participant Ratio – 1:35
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Participants will progress through each module upon completion of its coursework.

Assessments (Coursework)

Participants will be assessed through coursework – the application of concepts and tools to solve company problems. Coursework can take various forms such as written assignments, projects, presentations etc. The assessment details are subject to change by the University and some coursework may be group-based.

Attendance Requirement

100% attendance rate


To attain the Postgraduate Award in Cyber Security and Management, participants must successfully complete the coursework of three modules and meet the conferral requirements of the programme. The certificate will be the same as that awarded in the UK.