DCMS Bursaries

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & SportEdinburgh Napier University has a limited number of bursaries from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. The funding covers tuition fees for students taking the MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics programme, either full-time or part-time. This funding aims to encourage retraining towards the cyber security profession by funding places on GCHQ certified Masters courses.

The bursary can be applied for along with your application, or after being accepted on the course. Download an application form.

Eligibility criteria

  • UK national or EU national ordinarily resident in the UK (other than for education).
  • Not applying for the MSc ASDF course straight from an UG degree.
  • Not previously employed as a cyber security professional (cyber security not a significant part of a previous job; below 50%)
  • Subject to an offer for entry onto the Full-time or Part-time course.
  • Bursary is also subject to a criminal record check being carried out.

Additional criteria considered in distributing the bursaries

  • General IT practitioners looking to specialise in cyber security.
  • Demographics currently underrepresented in cyber security.

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