Cybersecurity

Master of Science in Computing in Cybersecurity
With degree award options in:
-Cybersecurity or Information Security
-Management or Software Compliance or
-Threat Management

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Computing in Cybersecurity (with a number of names award options) is a three block programme followed by a dissertation. Developed in collaboration with the IT industry following graduation you'll be perfectly positioned to make the most of your future career opportunities in cybersecurity.

At the heart of the course is a focus on a range of topics applicable to Cybersecurity, Software Compliance, Threat Management and Information security Management. This is followed by a dissertation where you can apply your learning to demonstrate an extended knowledge and ability in that area. The dissertation will normally be completed over one or two semesters. Successful graduates find opportunities in companies with any large IT infrastructure, as well as the Payment Card industry and in Financial Services. Roles include becoming a Security Incident Analyst, a Secure Systems Manager or IT Security Threat Analyst.

Key Information
Students may also choose not to specialise and do a general Cybersecurity dissertation topic in which case they will receive an MSc in Cybersecurity without a designated specialism.

Key features
• Flexible part-time and full-time options
• Industry input into course design
• Excellent career opportunities for graduates
• An area of high skills demand.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2), or Higher Diploma in Computing (Conversion Course into Computing). If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Subjects taught

What will I study
Degree Award Option: Cybersecurity (Common to all Degree award Options) Semester 1

Semester 1
• Secure Infrastructure (M)
• Cryptography and Forensic Analysis (M)

Degree Award Option: Cybersecurity
Semester 2
• Threat Management 1 (E1)
• Information Security Management 1 (E2)
• Software Compliance (E3)

Semester 3
• Threat Management 2 (E1)
• Information Security Management 2 (E2)
• Web Application Security and Software Standards (E3)

Semester 4
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Pick two elective pairs from E1, E2 OR E3 and do a Dissertation that is relevant to cybersecurity. Alternatively students may do both semester 1 modules, all three semester 2 modules and one semester 3 module.

Degree Award Option: Information Security Management
Semester 2
• Threat Management 1 (E1)
• Information Security Management 1 (M)
• Software Compliance (E2)

Semester 3
• Threat Management 2 (E1)
• Information Security Management 2 (M)
• Web Application Security and Software Standards (E2)

Semester 4
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Pick an elective pairs from E1 or E2 and do a Dissertation that is relevant to Information Security Management.

Degree Award Option: Software Compliance
Semester 2
Threat Management 1 (E1) 10
Information Security Management 1 (E2) 10
Software Compliance (M) 10

Semester 3
Threat Management 2 (E1) 10
Information Security Management 2 (E2) 10
Web Application Security and Software Standards (M) 10

Semester 4 Dissertation (M) 30

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Pick one elective pairs from E1 or E2 and do a Dissertation that is relevant to Software Compliance

Degree Award Option: Threat Management
Semester 2
• Threat Management 1 (M)
• Information Security Management 1 (E1)
• Software Compliance (E2)

Semester 3
• Threat Management 2 (E2)
• Information Security Management 2 (E1)
• Web Application Security and Software Standards (E2)

Semester 4
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Pick an elective pairs from E1 or E2 and do a Dissertation that is relevant to Threat Management. Elective modules will be offered subject to demand.

Duration

1 year, full time
2 years, part time

Fees

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

The main employers are:
Cybersecurity Companies
Financial Services Companies
Large multinational
Graduate Careers

Graduate careers typically include:
Information Security Analyst
Information Security Specialist
Information Security Engineer
Security Incident Analyst
Secure Systems Manager
Cyber Security Manager

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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