Programme Details

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Programme Purpose

The Master’s programme is designed to meet the growing need for Cybersecurity provisions throughout the workforce. Underlying this emergence is the need to prepare specialists across a range of work roles for the complexities associated with assuring the security of system operations from a holistic view. This programme aims at developing learners within the Cybersecurity discipline and involves theoretical knowledge and advanced skills in technology, communication information management, and processes to enable assured operations in the context of threat identification and mitigation. Learners develop advanced practical skills in essential areas such as programming, advanced databases, networks and systems administration, while also offering theoretical knowledge of cryptography and digital forensics. The programme also offers applied skills in contemporary topics such as software development, communications and networking security, and organisational and societal cybersecurity. The programme aims to incorporate practical skills in each module for the professional development of learners to enhance their employability options. This will enable the learner to integrate seamlessly into an organisation by addressing skills such as awareness of social media, leadership, self-management, teamwork and academic writing that are essential for a Level 9 graduate. It also includes an Applied Research Methods module, which focuses on research and development skills. This module will inform the development of the learner’s Applied Research Project. It is a 1 year full-time, 18 months part-time programme with five 5 ECTS and four 10 ECTS taught modules, and a 25 ECTS Applied Research Project.

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Dublin City

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Centres offering Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Name Address Contact Website
Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500