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MSc Cyber Security and Technology Funded Studentships and Bursaries

An advanced cyber security programme developed by Cardiff University in partnership with PwC and supported by funding from the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, to prepare high-class, employment ready cyber security professionals sought after by organisations worldwide.

Fifteen funded studentships providing funding towards tuition fees and living costs are available to students who fulfil the eligibility criteria and these will be allocated on a competitive basis.

This unique MSc programme offers you a clear path to a successful career in the fast-moving and exciting area of cyber security. The programme has been developed by leading researchers at the Cardiff Centre for Cyber Security Research in close collaboration with industry experts from PwC, who deliver a considerable amount of technical hands-on teaching.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn from world-class cyber security researchers and industry practitioners, acquainting you with state-of-the-art technologies, research ideas, and industry standards.

Details of our 15 funded studentships

We are offering 15 studentships to eligible MSc Cyber Security and Technology students for the 2023/24 academic year.

If you meet the criteria, and you are selected to receive a studentship, you will receive funding to assist in covering the tuition fee and £5,000 towards living costs whilst studying for this MSc.


To be eligible for a studentship, applicants must meet 2 of the following 3 criteria:

  • have been born, have attended School/FE College, or studied at a University in the Cardiff Capital Region;
  • come from a household with income lower than £37,000 per annum; or
  • have a First-class degree in Computer Science or IT-related subject.

In order to be considered for a place, applicants are requested to submit supplementary documentation as listed below. There is no requirement to complete a separate application form.

You should supplement your application with:

  • detailed CV,
  • covering letter setting out how you meet the above eligibility requirements and any supporting material you consider to be relevant.

Please note that you may be asked to supply further documentation to support your case.

The offer of a place on this programme does not guarantee a funded studentship. There is only a limited number of studentships (15) and they are allocated on a competitive basis based on your academic results and the eligibility criteria.

Selection process

We allocate places on a competitive basis. We will review all applications soon after the application deadline and offer places to the academically strongest candidates who meet the entry requirements and eligibility criteria.

Decisions are usually made within 21 days of receiving an application. If places remain unfilled after this date the deadline may be extended. Preference will be given to students from PwC.

For entry 2023/24 the initial deadline for applications will be 30 April 2023.

How to apply

You will need to apply through the standard application process via the MSc Cyber Security and Technology course page.

Contact details

For further information please contact:

Dr Leigh Hodge

School of Computer Science and Informatics

+44 (0)29 2087 9342