Programme Operation


The MSc in Cybersecurity Management is a 90 credit master's degree programme which is taught online and consists of 60 credits worth of taught modules and a 30-credit project. The programme is delivered part-time by night over two years (four semesters). On successful completion of the programme, the student will be awarded an MSc in Cybersecurity Managment.

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. It is also possible to apply directly for the PGDip programme and a student may opt to pursue a MSc in Cybersecurity Management before completion of the first semester, however the availability of this option will be dependant on places in the MSc programme.

A student who receives a PGDip in Cybersecurity Managment, 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 award.


The MSc in Cybersecurity Management is a 90 credit programme.

  • Semester 1 (20 credits): €2400
  • Semester 2 (20 credits): €2400
  • Semester 3 (20 credits): €2400
  • Semester 4 (30 credits): €1500

Total cost for MSc in Cybersecurity Managment programme is €8,700. Fees can be paid in instalments each year or each semester. For further information please contact

Duration & Delivery

This is a two-year part-time programme taught over 24 months (4 semesters). The programme is delivered and accessed fully online using state of the art Cloud based technologies. Lectures are delivered online during the evening, streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback to students. This offers great flexibility for students who can access lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device that has a web browser.

Admission Requirements

Entry to the MSc in Cybersecurity Managment programme will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case by case basis. Please see the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) page for further details.


MSc in Cybersecurity Management (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).



Ms Tríona McSweeney
Department of Computer Science

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