Cyber Diplomacy MSc

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Course options

Select year


  • MSc Cyber Diplomacy, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10800 Per year
  • MSc Cyber Diplomacy, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 1800 Per 30 credit module
  • MSc Cyber Diplomacy, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 Per year
  • MSc Cyber Diplomacy, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 2660 Per 30 credit module


Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

With your qualification you will be equipped to meet the current demand as a skilled global cyber diplomat and have the leadership skills to be able to help build individuals seeking to grow in the industry. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.


How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn


  • Understand cyber-conflict and violation of territorial sovereignty in cyberspace   
  • Advanced understanding of the different approaches and policies to defend and deter against cyber-attacks

Thinking skills

  • Understanding of the cross-cultural methods and their applications to cyberspace
  • Awareness of the legal and ethical factors, and principles of international cyber norms

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • The ability to Identify the various actors and their motivations for involvement in cyber incidents.
  • The ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given cyber incident or cyber deterrence opportunity, to a range of audiences (orally, electronically, or in writing)

Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through:

  • The ability to understand the role of a cyber diplomat in setting direction and taking responsibility for actions and decisions

How you'll learn

On this course, you'll be taught by a wide range of experts in their fields, and you'll learn by a set of core and specialised units and micro-credentials. These are delivered through practice, simulations, and workshops, and focus on the principles and practice of advanced diplomacy, and diplomacy leadership. 

Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled lectures, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading articles and books, watching videos, undertaking research, working on individual and group projects as well as preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of fantastic, industry-standard facilities including online resources, the library, and Moodle.

Academic support
At UEL we provide you with a list of support services for students to help you during your study. Our Student Hub is the central point where students can contact to access all services including academic support, disability support, and more.

Dedicated personal tutor
When you arrive, we will introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff, who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

You will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities during the year. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: Scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 240 hours.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 30-50 students a year (this can vary by academic year). Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students. However, in the classroom, you will do many of the experiential learning activities in small groups of up to five students, so you will have a chance to work closely with your peers, practice everything being learned, and get feedback.

How you will be assessed

Coursework will include presentations, essays, project work, practical reports, and portfolio completion.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: 100% coursework, (50% case studies and 50% Writing Reporting)

You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 10 working days. 

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.