Key information

Applictions for 2020 entry are now open.

  • Entry requirements: Upper Second Class (2.1) STEM degree
  • Course duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • Location: South Kensington campus
  • Contact:
MSc Security and Resilience
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This MSc course is tailored to training STEM graduates and security professionals in the science and cutting-edge technologies underpinning national security. 


Created with significant input from industry, academia and policymakers, the curriculum ensures you’ll graduate with industry-ready skills for a career in the growing security and resilience sector.

The course is coordinated by the Institute for Security Science and Technology. We use our expertise and experience in the security sector to deliver a programme which combines academic rigor with latest industry knowledge.

2020 applications close 30 September.

This course is hosted by the Department of Physics. For full information on the course content,  how you can apply, and other information for students, please visit the page here on the Physics website


My academic qualification falls below the minimum, can I still apply?

If you’re grades are significantly below the minimum it is unlikely that you will be accepted, however if your grades are close to the boundary then we might still be able to consider your application, especially if you have relevant professional experience. Please contact with an overview of your grades and any relevant professional experience for some advice.

My previous degree is not in a STEM subject, am I still eligible?

Potentially yes. Whilst it is recommended and preferable that you have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree we can occasionally make an exception if you have relevant professional experience or if you have had some exposure to technical / mathematical aspects during your degree, such as statistical analysis for example. For advice on your specific situation, please email

What are the English language requirements for the course?

Will lecture material be available online?

Yes. All lectures will be recorded (some audio only) and made available to students online.

How long will I need to be in London for over the summer?

You will need to be available in London to complete your personal project, which likely last until the end of August, but will depend on the specific project undertaken.

For the part-time option, how many hours per week do I need to dedicate?

We strongly suggest part-time students budget approximately two days per week (during term time) to attend lectures/workshops. 

For the part-time option, which days will I have lectures?

You have some flexibility to pick the order of modules you sit to fit your timetable, as the modules will have lectures on different days. The exact timetable is published before the start of term.