As you work towards your Master of Cyber Security (MCS) at the University of Waikato, you'll develop a thorough understanding of the technical, legal, policy and management aspects of cyber security. You'll learn about cloud computing technologies and computer infrastructure, as well as the law relating to cyber security.
You'll gain skills relating to detecting security breaches, preventative security and offensive security. This includes computer system penetration testing. You'll learn how to think innovatively and develop the ability to apply your knowledge so you can work at an advanced level as a professional in cyber security.
Build a successful career
Demand for trained professionals in cyber security is increasing globally at 3.5 times the rate of the overall job market. Once you've completed your training in this area, you'll be qualified to do a number of different types of roles in an industry with a 'near zero' unemployment rate.
Our graduates are in high demand and most of our alumni work in the top public and private organisations in New Zealand and internationally – like Sjoerd de Feijter, who is now a Junior Software Engineer for multinational corporation Gallagher.
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Entrepreneurs of new security products and service
- Penetration Testers/ Security Assessment Consultants
- IT Security Consultant
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Security for Advanced Networks
- Carrier and ISP Networks
- Topics in Computer Networks
- Computer Science Thesis
- 18 months
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DisciplinesIT Security Terrorism & Security Cyber Security View 3 other Masters in IT Security in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For admission into the MCS, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree or postgraduate diploma, normally in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. You will need an average of at least B in your 300 level or higher Computer Science papers.
- International students will need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in any band).
International25466 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25466 USD per year during 18 months.
National5109 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5109 USD per year during 18 months.
- Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
- Fees (International): $35,375 (120 pts) or $53,065 (180 pts)
Living costs for Hamilton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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