Cybersecurity (MSc) (full-time)
Field of Study
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Application Closing Date:
1st September 2021
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.
The following is the expected fees schedule for a typical student who begins the programme in September 2021
Full-time on-campus delivery:
EU applicants: €6,500 (full-time)
Non-EU applicants: €12,000
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.
DURATION & DELIVERY
MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours perweek: 18
Which days: Monday - Friday
The MSc in Cybersecurity part time offering is taught fully online and is designed specifically for computing professionals working in the IT industry. The modules are assessed by online continuous assessment. The programme is hands-on in nature and provides the learner with detailed working knowledge of the techniques and tools used in the field of Cybersecurity. Online lectures are delivered to students 2 evenings per week. Lectures are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for learners.
The full time offering is taught on the Bishopstown Campus, and some elective modules may be delivered online.
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.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity (90 ECTS, Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Single module certification is possible.
MTU Cork 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.
Incident Response and Digital Forensics (10 ECTS)
Security Risk and Compliance (10 ECTS)
Web Application and Network Penetration Testing (10 ECTS)
Networking Security & Forensics (10 ECTS)
Scripting for Cybersecurity
Information Security Research Project (30 ECTS)
Malware Reverse Engineering
Free Choice Module
- Applications for the MSc in Cybersecurity are now open.
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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