Master of Science in Cyber Security

The Master of Science in Cyber Security is a 180 credit course
Duration: 12 months
FEES: 14 500 Euros (non-subject to VAT)
Full-time or part-time online

Retention rate in 2021: On going
Placement rate in 2021: On going

 

Introduction

With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data. Our MSc in Cyber Security provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices.

 

This MSc aims to deliver such a multi-disciplinary cyber security programme, primarily targeted as a broadening qualification for computer science graduates (or a closely related subject plus significant computing experience), and thus a bridge between an undergraduate degree and a career in cyber security. The modules which comprise this Masters degree cover state of the art techniques, technologies, and supporting tools, and expose students to their applications in meeting emerging cyber security challenges.

Admission requirements

Applicants should be holders of either a relevant Bachelor’s degree or the Level 6 Diploma. Admission may also be granted to non-graduates with a minimum of three years’ work experience in the field of study or a related field.

All applicants should have the following English proficiency:
– Minimum English IELTS 6.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 6.5 level or an approved equivalent)
or
– Our internal english test (online)

Objectives of the Programme

  • Equip you with an advanced knowledge of multi-disciplinary cyber security principles.
  • Offer you the opportunity to study in a leading, interdisciplinary and research-intensive environment.
  • Develop your transferable research skills and interdisciplinary knowledge for a wide range of information.
  • Stimulate your interest in the application of cyber security.
  • Develop your ability to assess and manage both security and risks.
  • Understanding of the social and human factors as they apply to cyber crime.
  • Expose you to a range of cyber security frameworks.
  • Give you a “hands on” perspective on applying cyber security principles.

Syllabus Overview

Name ECTS Credits Hours *
Foundations in Cyber Security 15 20 hours
Network Security 15 20 hours
Web Security 15 20 hours
Cyber Crime and Dark Web 15 20 hours
Risk Management 15 20 hours
Ethical Hacking 15 20 hours
Software Security 15 20 hours
Cryptography 15 20 hours
Data Privacy 15 20 hours
Capstone Project / Research 45 40 hours

* including lectures and self study and research

Next sessions

  • - November 7th 2022
  • - January 10th 2023
  • - February 6th 2023
  • - March 6th 2023

Course leader

Dr. Christos P. Beretas

Programme Director

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Application deadlines
The contract must be signed at least 15 days before the start of the session.

Accessibility: For people with physical disabilities, please contact us.

Action tracking:
– Signature by the professor of the presence of the students and the professor.

– A diploma and/or certificate of achievement.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Passing grades and equal

To be awarded an MSc, students must gain 180 credit points, that is, pass all 10 modules, each of which is equivalent to 15 credit points; studied in Semester 1 to 2.

To get your MSc a minimum grade of a C at each module.
Confirmation of the questions already answered on the application online.
Satisfaction rating at the end of the session.

Updated at 07/04/2022