Members of Cyber Security Oxford are actively involved in many facets of the University’s teaching mission. Various centres and degree programmes exemplify the University’s strong tradition of education and training in cyber security and related technology subjects.

Doctoral Programmes

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems, run jointly by the Departments of Engineering Science and Computer Science, offers programme covering topics relevant to cyber security with an engineering focus.

Most of the academic Departments in the network also recruit directly to their own DPhil programmes. This route is suitable for students with well-defined research goals that seek to integrate cyber issues within an established academic discipline.

Masters Courses

The Department of Computer Science offers a part-time MSc in  Software and Systems Security, accredited by both GCHQ and the BCS, which offers professionals the opportunity to attend a series of one-week intensive courses in a wide range of security topics.  The MSc is delivered by the Software Engineering Programme, which also offers a part-time MSc in Software Engineering.  The Department also offers full-time MSc courses in Computer Science and Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science (run jointly with the Mathematical Institute), for which students may choose security-focussed thesis topics.

The Oxford Internet Institute offers an MSc in Social Science of the Internet, which encompasses privacy, politics, regulation, and other important concepts for cyber security.

The Saïd Business School offers a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a part-time Executive MBA – both of which incorporate core and elective modules on management for cyber security risk.  The Business School also offers the 1+1 partnership, whereby students undertake a one-year Master’s, followed by an MBA: many Departments in the network are eligible for the programme. Meanwhile the Oxford CIO Academy, one of the School’s Executive Education Open Programmes, provides a cyber security risk session for IT leaders.

At the Department of Politics and International Relations, MPhil and DPhil candidates in International Relations can select research topics related to cyber conflict and national cyber strategy. This is part of the Department’s unparalleled range of expertise and activity in government and politics, political theory, and international studies.

The Blavatnik School of Government offers a full-time Master of Public Policy for those wishing to acquire the key cross-disciplinary knowledge and professional skills to address the complex public policy challenges of the twenty-first century.