M.Sc. Cyber security


About the Course

The MSc. Cyber Security programme aims at admitting research-oriented graduates of Cyber Security Science and other related fields into the high echelon of cyber security professionalism. The programme is expected to exploit all the resources in NOUN to guide students into ground-breaking research areas towards concluding their studies with an internationally comparable dissertation by each student. The philosophy of M.Sc. Cyber Security programme is to build human capacity in theoretical and practical Cyber Security principles, through the use of cost-effective and flexible Open and Distance learning approaches, by combining the various innovative tools and practices leading to the production of entrepreneurial-based postgraduates who are adequately equipped with practical skills required to mitigate against cybercrime and develop high level manpower.


  Biannual Intakes (December, May)

   Round the Clock support

   World wide recognised certificate

   Fully Online

Programme Requirements 

To be admitted into the MSc. Cyber Security programme, a candidate is expected to fulfil the following minimum requirements:

i. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution with a CGPA of 3.0 and above in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Communication Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics, Mathematics, Physics, Physics Electronics, Physics with Mathematics.


  • ii. A minimum of 3-points from a recognised institution at the PGD level in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Computer Science, Communication Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/ Electronics, Mathematics, Physics, Physics Electronics, Physics with Mathematics


  • iii. In addition, the candidate must possess a minimum of five credits in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent, at no more than two (2) sittings, in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any of the following Biology, Agricultural Science, Computer Studies or Further Mathematics.

Duration of Program 

The programme minimum duration is 3 semesters and the maximum is 6 semesters.

  1. The student must present two seminars before the final defense

Graduation Requirements 

  • The student must earn a minimum of 36 credit units to graduate as follows:

    Core courses=30 credit units including dissertation

    Elective courses= 6 credit units electives

  • The student must present two seminars before the final defense
  • The student is expected to publish in acceptable peer reviewed conference proceedings/journal
  • The minimum CGPA to proceed to dissertation is 3.00 and the minimum graduation CGPA is 3.00