MSc in Cybersecurity

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 13,500 / year

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Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry internationally, for which there are a number of opportunities and challenges including $ 248 billion in cybersecurity spending worldwide to 2023. Ireland has become a major base for international technology and security companies, with the world’s top 5 global security software companies and over 6,000 people working in the cybersecurity industry. The world’s leading technology companies have a significant presence in Ireland, such as Microsoft, Intel and Google. Ireland is uniquely positioned to benefit from increased global investment, as it has the opportunity to position itself as a world-class cybersecurity investment, solutions and practice hub.

The specific objectives of the Master of Science (MSc) in Cybersecurity are:

  • Allow students to develop mastery of current and developing computer technologies, especially skills related to the development and use of cybersecurity.
  • Provide students with a deep and systematic knowledge of cybersecurity management in organizational contexts.
  • Facilitate the development of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace.
  • Identify and develop autonomous learning skills.
  • Develop a deep and systematic understanding of current research and analysis problems.
  • Identify, develop, and apply detailed analytical, creative, problem-solving, and research skills.
  • Respond in an ethical and informative manner to address any invisible situations that may arise due to emerging industry needs.
  • Provide a comprehensive platform for professional development, innovation, and further study.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program will have the potential to work in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • Risk Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity Governance Specialist
  • Cybersecurity support engineer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • IT Security Incident Manager
  • Cybersecurity Analyst

Program structure

The Master in Cybersecurity is an academic program informed by the clinical and academic experience of the professors. Assessment is approached creatively with a variety of assessment strategies including essay writing, class presentation, dissertation, and graded group examination, depending on the module.

  • Advanced programming techniques
  • Advanced databases
  • System and network administration
  • Cryptography and digital forensics
  • Network and communication security
  • Cybersecurity for software development
  • Penetration testing and business continuity management
  • Applied research methods
  • Applied research project

Admission requirements

  • A related college degree with honors (level 8). Related subjects include computer science, technology, networking, information systems, engineering, general science, mathematics, statistics, data analysis, or related disciplines.
  • Graduates of any non-cognate discipline and with a qualification in a conversion style program, such as the DBS Higher Diploma in Computer Science .
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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