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Cybersecurity (MSc) (full-time)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Computing,Computer Science

  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    16th September 2019

Admission 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.

Course summary

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 practice. 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.


Computer Science

Course Fee

The following is the expected fees schedule for a typical student who begins the programme in September 2017

Full-time Mode of Study:

EU Students: €6,500 (full-time)
Non-EU Students: please click here for information

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.


12 Months

Students will take two Semesters of taught modules, typically 30 credits in each Semester, and will work on their project during the second Semester and during the months of May, June and July, and possibly some of August. The project will be assessed in early September.


  • No. of weeks per semester: 13
  • No. of timetable hours/week: 18
  • Which days: Monday – Friday


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

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and examinations.

Click here to view detailed module information.


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

Mandatory Modules
Incident Response and Digital Forensics (10 ECTS)
Security Management and Law (10 ECTS)
Applied Cryptography
Web Application and Network Penetration Testing (10 ECTS)
Networking Security & Forensics (10 ECTS)
Scripting for System Administrators
Information Security Research Project (30 ECTS)

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



  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

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