Cyber Policy Department, National Security Directorate, FCDO

Study cyber security on a fully funded Chevening Scholarship. Find out more.

Who does the partnership support?

The partnership will offer four awards to scholars from Commonwealth countries who wish to study master’s courses in cyber security and closely related subjects.

Why study cyber security with Chevening?

The UK is a world leader in cyber security and has some of the world’s leading academic institutions in the field. With the increasing reliance on digital networks, we want to identify and build long-lasting relationships with the cyber security leaders of tomorrow.

Just some of the benefits of studying cyber-security at a UK university include:

  1. Opportunity to train alongside top industry practitioners
  2. Networking opportunities to meet with top cyber security experts
  3. Return home with the knowledge and skills needed to change your career trajectory

You must choose a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) certified course at a UK university to be eligible for this partner-sponsored scholarship. NCSC courses are extremely highly valued qualifications.

Courses

Abertay University MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security
University of Birmingham MSc in Cyber Security
Cardiff University MSc in Cyber Security
City, University of London MSc Cyber Security
Coventry University Msc Cyber Security 
De Montfort University MSc Cyber Security
De Montfort University MSc Cyber Technology
Edinburgh Napier University MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics* – full-time
Edinburgh Napier University MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics* – part-time
Edinburgh Napier University MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics* – part-time, distance learning
University of Kent MSc in Cyber Security
University of Kent MSc in Cyber Security with Industrial Placement
Kings College London MSc in Cyber Security
Kingston University MSc in Network and Information Security (Cyber Pathway)
Lancaster University MSc in Cyber Security
University of Manchester MSc Advanced Computer Science – Computer Security 
University of Oxford MSc in Software and Systems Security
Oxford Brookes University MSc Computer Science for Cyber Security
Queen’s University Belfast MSc Applied Cyber Security
Robert Gordon University MSc in Cyber Security
Royal Holloway, University of London MSc in Information Security
Royal Holloway, University of London MSc Information Security with a Year in Industry
Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of London International Academy MSc in Information Security — Distance Learning
University of Sheffield MSc Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence 
Sheffield Hallam University MSc in Cyber Security – full-time
Sheffield Hallam University MSc in Cyber Security – part-time
University of Southampton MSc in Cyber Security
University of South Wales MSc in Computer Forensics
University of South Wales MSc in Cyber Security
University of Surrey MSc in Information Security (and placements)
Swansea University MSc in Cyber Security
University College London MSc in Information Security*
University of Warwick MSc in Cyber Security Management
University of Warwick MSc in Cyber Security Engineering
University of the West of England MSc Cyber Security
University of York MSc in Cyber Security

About the Cyber Policy Department

The priorities for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) Cyber and Tech Programme are to tackle cyber-security threats, build resilience to cyber-security attacks, and promote trusted and secure technology across the world.

This approach is underpinned by developing skills and using our influence.  The programme is rolling out a range of UK products and services internationally. This includes the transfer of a wide range of skills that will help protect people in the UK and overseas from cyber attacks.

One of the primary aims of the Cyber and Tech Programme is to support the implementation of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration.  Agreed by Heads at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2018, the Declaration recognises that access to information and digital literacy can be a powerful catalyst for economic empowerment and inclusion.

As a Commonwealth Member, the UK has committed to expanding digital access and digital inclusion for all communities without discrimination and regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, geographic location or language. Digital inclusion of young people in the Commonwealth can contribute in a positive way to their education, social engagement and entrepreneurship.