Information Security

Cork Institute of Technology

18 months
8000 EUR/year
4333 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This Information Security programme at Cork Institute of Technology 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.


Information Security at Cork Institute of Technology 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. 

Learning outcomes

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non EU applicants: 31st May 






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

  • Bachelor Degree Equivalent with a grade of at least 2.2
  • Some courses require a grade of 2.1 and upwards so please check specific couse page
  • English Language equivalent (if applicable). 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      8000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
    • EU/EEA

      4333 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


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