Cybersecurity Privacy & Trust

What is the programme about?
Unfortunately, terms such as phishing, piracy, the dark web, online scams and cyber fraud have become familiar to both the general public and businesses alike. This programme will develop graduates that are skilled in the latest cybersecurity techniques and technologies. Graduates will be able to propose solutions to solve some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity that enhance both privacy and trust in ICT systems.

Special features
This is an on-line programme, delivered over 14 hours per week.

Subjects taught

What subject areas will I study?
Security Management and Compliance
Network and Cloud Security
Modern Cryptography
Research Methods
Advanced Incident Response
Penetration Testing
Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

NOTE: Coursework also includes an industry aligned project as a main programme deliverable.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours level 8 primary degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or cognate discipline with significant numerate, technical and analytical content


Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or higher) and a minimum of 3 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Shortlisted applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.

Shortlisted applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.

EU and International graduates: equivalent qualifications that are in line with the Bologna agreement or the international NARIC system for Level 8 comparison. Candidates for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS score of 6.0, with no individual section lower than 6.0 or equivalent recognized English language test.


1 year full-time.

Post Course Info

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?
The modules of Security Management and Compliance; Network and Cloud security; Advanced Incident Response; and Penetration Testing will focus on developing keys skills to enable graduates to become Security Analysts, Security Engineers, Penetration Testers and Security Managers in the Cybersphere.

The programme will introduce students to innovative ways in which privacy and trust can be established via the Cryptography and Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers modules. Students will develop applications that will provide solutions to create a more trustworthy cyberspace.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates are well positioned to apply to related fields of study at Master and PhD levels.

Potential employment opportunities
Graduates will have the skillset to work in a variety of roles within Cybersecurity such as:
• Security Analyst
• Security Engineer
• Security Manager
• Network Engineer
• Cloud Engineer
• Penetration Tester
• Secure Application Developer
• Information Risk Advisors

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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