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Cybersecurity - Software and System Security

CyberSchool – Graduate Cybersecurity Research School

24 months
Duration
950 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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About

The Software and System Security major is run by the IT Faculty at Université de Rennes 1 and offered by CyberSchool – Graduate Cybersecurity Research School. Students enrolled for this option complete a Master’s in Computer Science as part of the Cybersecurity track. With this major, students are trained to become cybersecurity specialists.

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Overview

With this Software and System Security major at CyberSchool – Graduate Cybersecurity Research School , students are trained to become cybersecurity specialists and manage information system infrastructure security projects, develop security applications, and carry out technical security audits.

This is an innovative programme which focuses on software, system, and network security.

Please note that for the academic year 2021-2022, the Master programmes will be taught mainly in English (but not entirely). A minority of courses will still be taught in French.

Special attention is given to students with a leaning towards research so that they can continue their studies with a PhD in a cybersecurity speciality of their choice.

Training programme objectives

Subjects such as security, reverse engineering, network and protocol security, cryptography, and security management are studied in detail to steer students towards jobs such as security engineers or security researchers.

The first year of the Master’s concentrates on reviewing IT system design. Syllabus: object-oriented analysis and design, compilation, project management, and a software development project.

In the second year, students specialise in system infrastructure security.

The teaching team is made up of internationally renowned cybersecurity research professors and cybersecurity specialists from the civil and military sector.

Internships

CyberSchool encourages students to gain as much experience as possible during their Master’s programmes by carrying out an internship in the first and second year.

Internships can be carried out within a company or in research labs (company or research institute)

M1 internship

The M1 internship may last up to 2-3 months and can begin as early as mid-May.  

The aim of the internship is to help students become familiar with a working environment and cybersecurity-related IT professions, identify their preferred fields, and begin to organise their second-year specialist internship.

M2 internship

The M2 internship may last up to 4-6 months and can begin on 1 March. The aim of the second-year internship is to enable students to put their acquired knowledge into practice within a professional context, develop interpersonal skills (professional attitude, work ethic and business skills) and identify career opportunities. Through this internship, students complete their training programme by exploring practical and operational aspects of their field and discover interactions with related fields. Companies are able to source and train potential future employees.

Work-study programmes (formation en alternance)

Students who choose the Software & Systems Security major are able to take their second Master’s year as a work-study programme, either through an apprenticeship (contrat d’apprentissage) or a professional-training (contrat de professionnalisation) contract.

The work-study programme is not directly accessible in the second year of the Master’s programme. Only students who take their M1 at the CyberSchool can opt for a work-study M2 programme.

A stepping stone to research

CyberSchool provides the perfect environment for introducing students to research, as soon as Master’s level, and accompanies university and engineering school candidates who wish to continue to PhD level.

As a result, special attention is given to students with a leaning towards research so that they can continue their studies with a PhD in a cybersecurity speciality of their choice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cryptography
  • Corrector Code
  • Complexity
  • History of maths
  • Machine Learning
  • Algorithmics for Security (white-box crypto)
  • Software Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ID or passport
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • A-level diploma or equivalents (Diplôme du baccalauréat)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Licence)
  • No proof of language proficiency is required but applicants should have a B2 level in French and English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rennes

600 - 650 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

CyberSchool offers two types of scholarships:

·        Merit scholarship (€750/month that covers the first year of the Master’s programme and may also partially cover the second year)

·        Mobility scholarship (a single payment of €1000)

Both scholarships are based on the level of promise students demonstrate, regardless of their financial status.

The scholarships are eligible to EU citizens only.

No separate application form is needed. When you apply to the Master’s programme through the online application portal, you will automatically be eligible for the scholarship.

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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