Cybersecurity Management - Cork

The MSc in Cybersecurity Management is a 90 credit programme, consisting of 60 credits worth of taught modules and a 30-credit project.

This programme is targeted at Business, Humanities and Arts graduates who would like to move into roles with cybersecurity responsibilities. The programme is also suitable for those from technical backgrounds who would like to develop the management skills necessary to move into a leadership role in cybersecurity.

In the event that a student completes the 60 taught credits and is unable to complete the project (30 credits), that student can opt to receive the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Cybersecurity Management.

A student who receives a PGDip in Cybersecurity Management, and who, after some time, decides that (s)he wishes to complete the MSc, has the option of revoking their PGDip, completing the 30-credit project and then presenting themselves for the MSc in Cybersecurity Management.

Course Delivery
Part-time online delivery 24 months (4 semesters). The MSc in Cybersecurity Management part-time offering is taught fully online. The modules are assessed by online continuous assessment. The programme helps to develop the management skills necessary to move into cybersecurity leadership roles. Online lectures are delivered to students 3 evenings per week. Lectures are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for learners

Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Subjects taught


Security Risk & Compliance
Security Architecture
Security Contingency Planning
Security Management & Law
Communications & Cybersecurity
Research Project

Scripting for Cybersecurity
Strategic Thinking
Security Group Project
Security Work-Based Project
Applied Cryptography
People Management Strategies
Fraud and Anomaly Detection
Emerging Cyber Trends

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.

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Entry requirements

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


2 years online.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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