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Cyber Security 

Radboud University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Our society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. Over the last decade, Radboud University has made a name for itself in this field both domestically and internationally.

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Programme outline

The Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security is focused on assessing the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop more secure solutions for the future.  Students in this programme will explore topics such as cryptographic codes, operating systems and protocol verification. As a student, you will be taught by the best cyber security experts in the Netherlands who are leading in the research fields of real-word cryptography, side-channel analyses, software security, and privacy.

This programme is designed for multidisciplinary flexibility. Students can choose from a wide range of different courses offered from both universities.

This programme is a collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology and is closely affiliated with the Privacy & Identity Lab. Students can also conduct research alongside experts at The Radboud Digital Security Group and The Security Group of TU/e.

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What will you learn

  • Gain a theoretical background in software design and security as well as organisational and network security

  • Learn about the philosophical and ethical issues within cyber security

  • Choose from a range of elective courses to understand topics such as law, hardware, cryptography or cyber defense

  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Cyber security experts are in high demand, graduates should find no problem finding a job as consultant, manager or researcher after graduating. Graduates could find work in a variety of roles:

  • Companies that specialise in cyber security, such as security evaluation labs
  • IT security divisions of more general consultancy firms
  • Firms that produce security technologies
  • Organisations that heavily rely on ICT security, both in the private and public sector. The most common being an organisation in the financial sector.
  • Academic research (PhD)
  • Industrial research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compulsory courses
  • Specialisation electives
  • Seminar course
  • Free electives
  • Master electives
  • Research internship
  • Master’s thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or related areaIn order to get admission to the Master’s in Computing Science, you'll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Computing Sciences or a related discipline, such as Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics.
  • A proficiency in English
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Cyber Security
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