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  • 16 months


The strenght of the Post Master - Security in Computer Systems and Communications is offered by EURECOM - Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Science relies on a multi-faceted approach dealing with key fields of security applications: Security of Software, Embedded Systems, Cloud computing, Data, IoT, Networks and Communications.

With the fast development of computer and communication systems in our private and professional life, today have come fraud and malevolence in various forms. Attacks are routinely ranging from simple computer nuisances to cybercrime and threats to critical infrastructure. In the past decades technical means to counter these attacks have experienced a tremendous growth and the birth of entirely new fields :

  • The large scale use of cryptography by the general public,
  • Software, operating system and network security,
  • Secure Internet transactions,
  • Security of mobile and wireless communications,
  • Rights management and protection of multimedia content.

The Post Master's degree offers the necessary technical knowledge for engineers responsible for designing secure systems and system administrators responsible for ensuring computer and network security within a company or a public authority.

The following security topics will be covered:

  • cryptography and its applications
  • malware detection and analysis
  • specific mechanisms for the protection of communications, networks and distributed computer applications
  • image protection and biometric techniques


EURECOM's Post Master degrees (in French: "Diplôme d'ingénieur de spécialisation") are State Recognized Degrees, accredited by the CTI (official French accreditation body of engineering studies). The accreditation ensures that the degrees are relevant to market needs and meet high quality standards. Degree accredited "SecNumedu" certification by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Game Theory
  • Image and video Compression and Processing
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Introduction to computer networking and internet
  • Secure communications
  • Statistical data analysis
  • System and Network Security

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To be eligible, Candidates need a Master's degree (minimim 5 years of higher education) or equivalent and a certified B2 level in English. A Master's degree in a relevant field is expected (Computer Science, Applied Mathematics...) with a good foundation in Maths.

Required documents:

  • Copy of passport or identification documents
  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Certified Copies of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Living costs for Sophia Antipolis

  • 640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


1- EURECOM grant a limited number of partial tuition fee waivers to highly ranked students from renowned universities. Contact EURECOM to get additional information. 


2- The last semester of the program is a 22- WEEKS PAID INTERNSHIP in a company based in France or abroad. Students receive a monthly financial allowance enabling them to cover a substantial part of their costs. The total amount of the allowance is the sole responsibility of the company offering the internship.

According to French law, companies in France cannot pay less than 544€/month (be aware that this is the level of the legal minimum amount in 2018, EURECOM' students receive on average a higher allowance - around 1.200 euros/month).

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