24 months
3400 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
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IT Cyber Security at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University is a program for those who wish to combine knowledge of computer science with knowledge of political science and administration. 


The knowledge related to political science and administration in the IT Cyber Security program at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University includes: 

  • the place of cybersecurity in the contemporary understanding of security;
  • the complexity of security threats in cyberspace; 
  • diversity of areas of activities to ensure security in cyberspace, taking into account political science, but also legal, economic and sociological approaches. 

Knowledge related to computer science includes: 

  • The principles of operation of the operating system, its tasks and weaknesses
  • basic programming structures and rules of designing programming scripts; 
  • functioning of web applications and knowledge about the basic weaknesses of web applications;
  • principles of operation of computer networks and, weaknesses of protocols and mechanisms operating in all layers of the OSI model;
  • principles and best practices for safe web application programming;
  • principles of operation of cryptographic modules and the manner of their application in IT Systems;
  • the process of performing penetration tests and ability to describe each stage;
  • standards for information security management. 

Computer science skills include: 

  • efficient performance of tasks in the Linux operating system;
  • designing a simple algorithm and creating its implementation using Python;
  • conducting security tests for Web applications based on the OWASP standard;
  • Analysing the weaknesses of the computer network and applying a security mechanism to protect against potential attacks; 
  • Finding security bugs in web applications and applying corrections to eliminate them;
  • performance of the required analysis regarding the application of cryptographic methods and the use of appropriate cryptographic modules;
  • performing all stages of penetration testing;
  • creating process documentation of the IT system and conducting a risk analysis of such a system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linux Operating System
  • Programming in Python
  • Threats in cyberspace
  • Security of Web applications
  • Cybersecurity strategies
  • International cybersecurity cooperation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal questionnaire generated by the Online Registration System  (after admission).
  • Confirmation that the applicant has a fluent command of English language 
  • Original/duplicate certificate of: secondary/higher secondary education together with the transcript of records (in the case of applying for bachelor studies) as well as a recognition certificate issued by a Board of Education in Lublin or any other board of education adequate for the place of residence of the person applying for the recognition certificate;
  • Medical certificate (clean bill of health) 
  • A copy of a passport Bio page  
  • One current ID card-style 35×45 mm photographs.
  • Confirmation of registration fee payment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.

Second year of study: 3200 EUR

Living costs for Lublin

2194 - 3258 PLN /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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