M.Sc. On Campus


Dublin Business School

12 months
13500 EUR/year
8900 EUR/year
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This programme aims at developing learners within the Cybersecurity discipline at Dublin Business School and involves theoretical knowledge and advanced skills in technology, communication information management, and processes to enable assured operations in the context of threat identification and mitigation.



Learners develop advanced practical skills in essential areas such as programming, advanced databases, networks and systems administration, while also offering theoretical knowledge of cryptography and digital forensics.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Cybersecurity at Dublin Business School specific aims are to:

  • Enable learners to develop mastery of current and developing computer technologies especially skills related to the development and use of cybersecurity.
  • Provide learners with a deep and systematic knowledge of the management of cybersecurity in organisational contexts.
  • Facilitate the development of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace.
  • Identify and develop autonomous learning skills. 
  • Develop a deep and systematic understanding of current issues of research and analysis.
  • Identify, develop and apply detailed analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills. 
  • Respond ethically and informatively to address any unseen situations that may arise due to the emerging needs of industry.
  • Provide a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study

Career Opportunities

According to the latest Cybersecurity Workforce Study from (ISC), the world’s largest non-profit association dedicated to IT security, there is currently a massive cybersecurity workforce shortage on a global basis. This study has stated around the world, there are currently 2.8 million cybersecurity professionals and an increase of 145% of these professionals in necessary in order to fill the current estimated need for 4.07 million cybersecurity professionals.

Graduates from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity programme will have the potential to work in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • Risk Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity Governance Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Support Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • IT Security Incident Manager
  • Cybersecurity Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Advance Programming Techniques
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Advanced Databases
  • Applied Research Project
  • Network & Systems Administration
  • Cryptography & Digital Forensics
  • Communication & Network Security
  • Cybersecurity for Software Development
  • Penetration Testing & Business Continuity Management
  •  Organisational and Societal

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level 8 primary cognate degree with a minimum second-class second-division (2.2) classification from a recognised third level institution. Cognate subjects include computer science, technology, networking, information systems, engineering, general science, mathematics, statistics, data analytics or related discipline.
  • Graduates of any non-cognate discipline and hold a qualification in a conversion-style programme such as the DBS Higher Diploma in Science in Computing. 
  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    8900 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8900 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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