Post Graduate Qualifications

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7Safe partners with De Montfort University (DMU) to provide a Postgraduate-level information security qualification, namely the Cyber Technology MSc

This qualification is based on 7 training courses (which can be chosen to be taken with 7Safe), combined with academic modules delivered by the University. To be awarded this certification, delegates are therefore required to attend seven training courses, pass the accompanying examinations and successfully complete the complementary written assignments set by the University. Delegates are also required to complete an Independent Study Module and an MSc Project/Dissertation set by the University.


  • Develop skills required for a rapidly changing sector
  • Developed in conjunction with industry experts
  • Dedicated Cyber Security Centre
  • Taught by expert staff with extensive experience
  • Specialise your learning to your area of interest
  • Excellent career prospects

Course structure

The MSc course consists of seven training courses (the 7Safe relevant courses are CSTA, CSTP, CWSA, CFIP, CMI, CFIS and CIIP), eight University modules (at 15 credits each), with the eighth being a stand-alone DMU distance learning module, and an MSc Project/Dissertation (at 60 credits). Successful completion of the MSc therefore provides students with seven industry-recognised professional certificates a​s well as the MSc qualification.

Most students embark on their MSc after successfully completing one or more 7Safe courses.  On successful completion of the 7Safe hands-on training course, you are then eligible to apply to DMU for ​the academic top-up / assessment by distance learning.  Taking the course in this way is normally a part-time pathway and you should expect to study for a minimum of two to three years, and must be completed within six years. 

Alternatively, you can also register directly with DMU for the full-time degree and the University will then manage your attendance and progression through the relevant 7Safe modules and academic assessments.

To find out more your pathway towards achieving the Cyber Technology MSc, please contact the Education team to discuss your requirements on +44 (0)1763 285285 or contact us by email.