Network Security, M.Sc. | Heriot-Watt University Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
12 months
23239 EUR/year
23239 EUR/year
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This unique Network Security programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai provides international students with the opportunity to study, in one full time or two years part time, fundamental and advanced security topics such as cryptography, penetration testing, digital forensics, IT security management, and ISO 27001. 


Heriot-Watt University is proud to be the first university in the UAE to make available to international students an MSc in Network Security with such advanced topics.

The aim of both the Network Security programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai is to provide the graduates with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required for a Network Security-related professional position in an organisation.


New career opportunities and prospects for career enhancement are both excellent. Security vulnerabilities, and hence countermeasures, appear on a daily basis. The new security threats target industry, commerce and the public sector resulting in an increasing demand for experts who can design, implement and maintain secure infrastructures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Network Security
  • Industrial Programming
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Research Methods and Project Planning
  • Network Applications
  • Mobile Communications and Programming
  • Database and Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • January intake is for part-time students only.
  • Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requires a good honours degree (first or second class) that includes substantial academic and practical knowledge of computing and IT.
  • Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and coursework performance are at MSc level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23239 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23239 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23239 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23239 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

AED 88452

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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