Cybersecurity - Cork

Cybersecurity can be defined as the protection of information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Today, Cybersecurity is becoming a function of increasing importance for the continued operation of commercial entities. The increasing level of interconnectedness of information networks and the reliance of business models on this interconnectedness has resulted in a network (currently the Internet) that has over a yottabyte of information stored, much of which is unsecured. This continuing trend is predicted to strongly increase the importance of Cybersecurity within most multinational entities.

This programme aims to fill the ever increasing skills gap in this area and delivers material that follows the most current practise. Upon successful completion of this programme the student will both understand and deploy the most advanced methods to protect information at rest, in transit, and at work.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity (90 ECTS, Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Single module certification is possible.

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Mandatory Modules

Incident Response and Digital Forensics (10 ECTS)
Security Risk and Compliance (10 ECTS)
Applied Cryptography
Web Application and Network Penetration Testing (10 ECTS)
Networking Security & Forensics (10 ECTS)
Scripting for Cybersecurity
Information Security Research Project (30 ECTS)

Elective Modules

Cloud Security
Data Analytics
Malware Investigations
Malware Reverse Engineering
Threat Intelligence
Software Security
Free Choice Module

What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

For more information on approved modules for this course go to

Entry requirements

Entry to the MSc in Cybersecurity will require a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or in a cognate discipline. Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 degree but have significant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.


M.Sc.: 90 ECTS


1 year full-time.

Full Time
MTU Bishopstown Cork Campus
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours per week: 18
Which days: Monday - Friday


Online delivery: €9,000
Full-time on Campus delivery:
EU Applicants: €6,500.
Non EU Applicants: €12,000

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime,Blended

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