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DCMS Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for UK residents wishing to begin our GCHQ-certified MSc in Information Security by distance learning in 2017/18.

These scholarships cover the full tuition fees of £15,725 (though not the cost of sitting or resitting exams).

Note: applications are closed for these scholarships.

 

DCMS Scholarships for MSc Information Security

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, you must begin the master’s programme in the 2017/18 academic year. You must also meet the following criteria:

  • You are a UK or EU citizen who is normally resident in the UK other than for the sole purpose of education.
  • You are not undertaking any other forms of formal education.
  • You are not applying straight from an undergraduate degree.
  • You have not previously held employment as a cyber security professional (cyber security cannot have been over 50% of a previous job role).
  • You cannot have unspent convictions relating to cyber security or fraud-related offences.

Preference will be given to applicants meeting the following additional criteria:

  • Persons looking to retrain into the cyber security profession: for example, parents returning to work following maternity/paternity leave, those currently unemployed, and mid-career transitioners.
  • General IT practitioners who are looking to specialise in cyber security.
  • Demographics currently underrepresented in the cyber security profession. (There is evidence of under-representation of women in the profession.)

How to apply

The application deadline is Friday 1 September 2017.

The scholarships are provided as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) project "Cyber Security Skills retraining to encourage Career Transitioners into the Cyber Security profession", which is funded by the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP).