Postgraduate study in Digital Security

What can you study in Digital Security?

The Master of Professional Studies in Digital Security teaches you how to design, plan and manage a secure information technology (IT) infrastructure. You can develop a specialised combination of skills that include computer science, information systems, software engineering and operations management.

You will explore integral skills in digital security by working on projects about real industry problems, supervised by our researchers.

Graduates of the programme will develop expertise in:

  • Authentication and access control
  • Governance, information assurance and risk analysis
  • Network infrastructure and protocol
  • Physical security and surveillance
  • Research skills

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Digital Security


Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Security specialisation:

Where can postgraduate study in Digital Security take you?

There is a demand for digital security specialists due to the increasing risks of disruption and compromise of information technology (IT) systems. Our graduates learn the fundamentals of secure IT design, planning and management, which make this qualification very attractive to employers.

Jobs related to Digital Security

  • Information security analyst
  • Network support engineer
  • Security operations analyst
  • Senior security specialist

Meet our student

Nitish Sant is studying the Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) in Digital Security. Watch the video below and hear what he has to say about studying Digital Security.

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

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