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The Cybersecurity Master of Science degree prepares students with the technical and analytical skills to secure data files, defend computers, shield computer networks and protect critical national electronic infrastructure. Students can pursue careers as network security adminis -trators, information security administrators or IT auditors and many other positions

Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Cybersecurity


Course Credits: 30


Degree Duration

2 Years (Direct Route)
2 Years :1 year pathway + 1 year degree (major)


Pathways Available



Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The Mercy Cybersecurity Education Center has been designated by NSA and DHS. Mercy’s Cybersecurity Program exhibits very high cyber defence competition and research activity regionally and nationally. Cybersecurity students gain hands-on experience in our world-class facilities. The college high-tech labs in Manhattan and Dobbs Ferry offer defensive cyber software packages and help students build offensive intelligent cyber skills, cyber software development skills and cybersecurity defensive/offensive operations skills.

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recruit directly from our programs

72,000+ alumni network across the US and around the world

Mercy’s nationally recognized PACT mentor program ensures that every student receives guidance and support for their academic, social and professional pursuits. PACT mentors are there to help every step of the way.

Your Pathways


The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

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Discover MercyManhattan

The three-floor campus was opened in 2019, offering high-tech spaces and facilities across 95,000 square feet to make your study at Mercy College an amazing experience. With easy access to transit around Manhattan, and further, it’s quick and easy to get to campus. It’s truly the bustling heart of business, culture and education on the US eastern seaboard.

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