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 cybersecurity 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

  • Have an offer for entry on the full-time or part-time course.
  • UK national or EU national ordinarily resident in the UK (other than for education).
  • Not previously employed as a cybersecurity professional (cybersecurity not a significant part of a previous job; below 50%).
  • Bursary is subject to a criminal record check being carried out.

Additional criteria considered in distributing the bursaries

  • Demonstrate a clear and credible intention to become a cybersecurity professional in the UK, and how the bursary materially assists in achieving that.
  • General IT practitioners looking to specialise in cybersecurity.
  • Demographics currently underrepresented in cybersecurity.

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