24 months
37000 AUD/year
29600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place for the Master of Cybersecurity - Computer Science from La Trobe University.

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Hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies; welcome to the world of cybersecurity. Now and in the years to come, cybersecurity experts will be in high demand.

The Master of Cybersecurity - Computer Science from La Trobe University prepares you for a successful career in this fast-growing field, whether you have an IT background or not.

The degree has been carefully designed by industry leaders to first give you a strong foundation in cybersecurity, then invite you to specialise in either computer science, business operations or artificial intelligence.

Build fundamental skills in system design, implementation, testing and documentation. Develop technical expertise in pen testing, blockchain and cyber forensics, and get hands-on experience applying your knowledge in our state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless labs. You'll also get to hone your networking skills in our CISCO networking and security labs.

Career outcomes

Combining cybersecurity with artificial intelligence, business operations or computer science puts you at the front line of defence against cybercrime. Graduate ready for your career as a:

  • Security architect

Plan, implement and supervise computer and network security systems.

  • Cyber intelligence analyst

Use your knowledge in areas like network administration or network engineering to help counter the activities of cybercriminals such as hackers and developers of malicious software.

  • Compliance assurance manager

Support cybersecurity and privacy assurance and develop and manage security and risk for communications and technology.

  • Cybersecurity consultant

Play both the attacker and the defender to optimise computer systems, networks and software programs.

  • Cybersecurity polity adviser

Work independently on different aspects of the advisory model. Understand, assess and articulate complex business, markets and cyber policy, and implement cyber policies.

  • Cyber risk manager

Manage risk across operating systems, network infrastructure, software applications, web servers and databases. Provide actionable recommendations to mitigate risk.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cyber Risk Management and Compliance 
  • Cyber Security Principles  
  • Inside the Mind of a Hacker 
  • Programming
  • Project Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at La Trobe University and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 104801B 
  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29600 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /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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