Programme Operation


You are reading an introduction to the online instance of the MSc in Cybersecurity programme. The full-time instance is available here.

The MSc in Cybersecurity 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.

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. It is also possible to apply directly for the PGDip programme.

A student who receives a PGDip in Cybersecurity, 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 award.


The MSc in Information Security is a 90 credit programme, the cost per 5 credits is €500.

  • Stage 1/Semester 1 (20 credits): €2000
  • Stage 1/Semester 2 (20 credits): €2000
  • Stage 1/Semester 3 (20 credits): €2000
  • Stage 2/Semester 4 (30 credits): €3000

Total cost for MSc in Cybersecurity programme is €9,000. Fees can be paid in instalments each year (€4000 + €5000) or each semester (€2000 + €2000 + €2000 + €3000). 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 by night, 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.


The CIT programme code for this part-time online master's degree is CR_KINSE_9. The year one class code is KINSE_91Y5 and the second year class code is KINSE_92Y5. These codes may be required when contacting staff in the Institute.

Admission Requirements

Entry to the MSc in Cybersecurity programme will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree in Computing, Computer Science, Engineering or in a cognate discipline. 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 Information Security (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).



Vincent Ryan
Department of Computer Science

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