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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_KINFS_9
  • Field of StudyComputing,Computer Science
  • Type of CourseMasters Degree
  • Type of QualificationMaster of Science
  • Type of Study Full time
  • Application Closing Date4th September 2020. However, please note that this programme has been full well in advance of this closing date in past years.
  • Level9
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
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 Information Security 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.
 

 

Duration & Delivery

For detailed information, visit http://cs.cit.ie/security

12 Months

Students will take two Semesters of taught modules, typically 30 credits in each Semester, and will work on their project during the second Semester and during the months of May, June and July, and possibly some of August. The project will be assessed in early September.

  • No. of weeks per semester: 13
  • No. of timetable hours/week: 18
  • Which days: Monday – Friday

 

For part-time delivery options please click the link below:

Part-time Delivery >>

 

 

Award

Master of Science in Information Security (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Single module certification is possible.

 

Course Fee

Full-time Mode of Study:

EU Students: €6,500 (full-time)
Non-EU Students: please click here for information

 

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.

 

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.

 

To Apply

  • Online application is open for course commencing September 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.

     
  • 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.

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.

Click here to view detailed module information.

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
     
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

     

  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

     
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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