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Information Security, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration
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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.

About

Information security 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, Information Security 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Incident Response and Digital Forensics 
  • Security Management and Law 
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Web Application and Network Penetration Testing 
  • Networking Security & Forensics 
  • Scripting for System Administrators
  • Information Security Research Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
  • School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)
  • Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
  • English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL. 
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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