Digital security

MasterCyber Security

Our society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. In this specialisation, you will learn how to assess the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop more secure future solutions.

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Something for you?

  • You will be taught by many of the best cyber security experts in the world.
  • Our curriculum is unique its broad range, with a selection of topics which range from hardware security to security of AI.
  • Internationally, we’re leading the cryptographic algorithm design, with our designs being selected as NIST standards or competing as finalists in ongoing NIST competitions.
  • Education is closely connected to research at the Privacy & Identity Lab, where privacy and identity are researched from a legal, technical, and social perspective.
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Admission requirements

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The main thing I liked about the programme was the wide range of security courses offered here, which was really challenging.
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What will you learn

The Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security will teach you how to contribute in the design of new security systems. You’ll be able to draw up the security requirements of an application and discover where possible weaknesses lie. Main focus lies on topics as cryptographic codes, operating systems and protocol verification. But you will also get a broad scope of cyber security to include mathematical, organisational, legal and ethical aspects, with particular attention for privacy issues.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Upon completing this Master’s, you’ll have an in-depth knowledge of cyber security that will include theoretical and technical aspects of the field. You’ll also have a good understanding of the managerial, legal and ethical aspects that play a role. Cyber security experts are in high demand, so you should find no problem finding a job as consultant, manager, or researcher after graduating. 

After your studies

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.