Teaching and learning

Members and affiliates of the Centre are engaged in trust and security-relevant teaching and learning at all levels across the University.


UCIL Trust and Security in the Digital Age

Our flagship online course, available in 10 and 20 credit versions, is open to undergraduates from any discipline. 

Contact: Emma Barrett or Daniel Dresner

Advanced Computer Science Master's

The Computer Science pathway in this Master's course offers options in:

  • cryptography;
  • cyber security;
  • systems governance;
  • software security.

There are also opportunities for cyber security research in a dissertation project and a range of top industry guest lectures.

Contact: Daniel Dresner.

Supporting extracurricular activities

We support and encourage involvement from undergraduates in cybersecurity activities.

An example is Crackchester, a student society dedicated to learning about cyber security via workshops, competitions, publishing write-ups and other activities related to cyber security.

We also mentor University of Manchester student teams in the annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, run by the Atlantic Council.

Save the World (Wide Web)

Save the World (Wide Web) is an exercise devised by The University of Manchester, with the Philip Barker Center for Creative Learning (University of Chester).

School children, teachers and professionals from across the police and intelligence services work with academics and industry experts to deliver emotional inoculations to the dangers of online harms.

We share innovative learning approaches in schools to understand risk, improve resilience, and recognise how to encourage safe online behaviours.