Cybersecurity (MSc) (part-time/online)
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Applications for September 2021 will open in October 2020
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.
This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
Course Fee: €9,000 This is typically paid in 4 instalments: €2,000 X 3 and a final instalment of €3,000.
This programme is available part-time online and full-time on campus. In online mode, all classes are delivered over the Internet and all practical work is completed using CIT’s cloud infrastructure.
Fee per 5 credit module € 500
Fee per 10 credit module €1,000
Fee per 30 credit module €3,000
Duration of Delivery
Part-time online: 24 months (4 Semesters) is the minimum duration (online delivery)
|Fully Online (Material and Assessments)
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours/week: 8
Which days: Monday/Thursday
|Online & CIT Bishopstown Campus
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours/week: 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 practise. 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 (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Single module certification is possible.
CIT 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.
Applications for the MSc in Cybersecurity are now closed as the course is full.
Applications for the academic year 2021-22, which begins in September 2021, will open in October 2020.
- 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.
You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
- 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.
Part-time: 24 months (4 Semesters) is the minimum duration (online delivery)
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.