This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students
Part-Time Mode of Study (online delivery):
EU Students only: 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
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
Part-time: 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: 16
Which days: Monday - Friday
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 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.
Please note: Students who have successfully completed the 60 credit taught element of the MSc programme and who do not wish to complete the Master's 30 ECTS project may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity.