Applied Cyber Security - Blanchardstown

TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin

Applied Cyber Security - Blanchardstown

The graduates of this course will be independent learners, good problem solvers and experienced researchers.

Students on the Master of Science in Computing in Applied Cyber Security will also have the opportunity to take part in Capture-the Flag competitions and through their course work, engage with real world problems with companies so that graduates from the programme have the necessary skills to make a difference in the work place.

The course is suitable for both entrants to a new discipline that require a broader range of taught modules to familiarize themselves with the skills and knowledge of the discipline and for specialist employees who want to up-skill in their specialist areas and require research skills.

The Master of Science in Computing in Applied Cyber Security is of particular value to holders of a primary degree in computing, IT, or equivalent, working as IT professionals. It is also of value to individuals with a computing degree background who wish to develop their career towards working within a research-oriented environment at a postgraduate level.

Subjects taught

Year 1 Semester 1
Digital Forensics
Secure Communications & Cryptography

Year 1 Semester 2
Network Security
Cyber Crime Malware

Year 2 Semester 3
Business Continuity Management
Research Skills & Ethics

Year 2 Semester 4
MSc Research Project
Note: Students must complete 6 modules and a thesis. All Modules are 10 ECTS Credits. The MSc Research Project is 30 ECTS Credits. The order of Module Delivery may differ from the listing above.

An award of ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Computing’ may be granted if learners leave this course having completed 6 taught modules and attained 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Second Class Honours grade 2 (GPA 2.5 or equivalent) in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bachelor of Science in Computing level 8 or Graduate Diploma or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Application dates

Applications for courses commencing in September 2024 will open in November 2023.
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1 year
Mode of Study Full Time
Method of Delivery Blended

Three/Four days per week.

2 years
Mode of Study Part Time
Method of Delivery Online


Year 1
Online Lectures
Tuesday 6pm-10pm
Thursday 6pm-10pm
*All classes are recorded*

Year 2
Online Lectures
Monday 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 6pm-10pm
*All classes are recorded*

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
The Master of Science in Computing in Applied Cyber Security will give the skills and knowledge to secure business and personal data and allow graduates to work as security professionals in any of the business and industry sectors.

Former graduates currently work in Deloitte, Integrity360, Fidelity Investiments, Triology, Forcepoint, Rits, Espion, BH-Consulting, Liberty IT, Cobalt Technology, Ward Solutions and larger international companies like Qualcomm, IBM, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Ericsson, Zurick Insurance and many more.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Blended,Daytime,Full time,Part time

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