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Computing in Cybersecurity

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 features
• Flexible part-time and full-time options
• Industry input into course design
• Excellent employment record 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).

Duration

1 year, full time
2 years, part time
PGDip: 9 months

Careers or further progression

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

Career Pathways
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

Further enquiries

Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
Email: Thomas.Dowling@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6304

Subjects taught

What will I study
Degree Award Option: Cybersecurity
Semester 1
• Secure Infrastructure (M)
• Cryptography and Forensic Analysis (M)

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 2 elective pairs from E1, E2 or E3 and do a Dissertation that is relevant to the overall learning outcomes of the course. Alternatively students may do both semester 1 modules, all three semester 2 modules and one semester 3 module. Elective modules will be offered subject to demand.

Degree Award Option: Information Security Management
Semester 1
• Secure Infrastructure (M)
• Cryptography and Forensic Analysis (M)

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. Elective modules will be offered subject to demand.

Degree Award Option: Software Compliance
Semester 1
• Secure Infrastructure (M)
• Cryptography and Forensic Analysis (M)

Semester 2
• Threat Management 1 (E2)
• Information Security Management 1 (E1)
• Software Compliance (M)

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

Semester 4
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

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

Degree Award Option: Threat Management
Semester 1
• Secure Infrastructure (M)
• Cryptography and Forensic Analysis (M)

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.

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

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

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