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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity

Programme Purpose

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity is an embedded award in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity. The Postgraduate Diploma is offered as a separate entrance and exit award and will be of interest to those who wish to complete the taught component only of this programme. This programme aims to develop learners within the Cybersecurity discipline with applied skills in technology, communication information management and related processes, in order to enable assured business 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 also incorporates professional development for learners to enhance their employability options. This will enable the learner to integrate seamlessly into an organisation by addressing skills such as awareness to social media, leadership, self-management, teamwork and academic writing that are essential for a Level 9 graduate. The duration of the postgraduate programme is two semesters full-time and three semesters part-time and is comprised of four taught modules of 5 ECTS along with four taught modules of 10 ECTS each.

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Dublin City

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Centres offering Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity

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