Cyber Security, Master | University of Waikato | Hamilton, New Zealand
18 months
39000 USD/year
9039 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Studying for the Master of Cyber Security at the University of Waikato allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area.


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.

Career opportunities

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Entrepreneurs of new security products and service
  • Penetration Testers/ Security Assessment Consultants
  • IT Security Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Security for Advanced Networks
  • Carrier and ISP Networks
  • Topics in Computer Networks
  • Computer Science Thesis
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9039 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9039 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

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.

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