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MScComputing Science: Cyber Security

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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The society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. Over the last decade, Radboud University has made a name for itself in this field both in and outside the country. In this specialisation, you will learn how to assess the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop more secure solutions for the future.

Master’s in Cyber Security: something for you?

- You will be taught by many of the best cybersecurity experts in the Netherlands.
- The research in Data Security is unique in its broad range, which is reflected in a diversity of courses.
- Internationally, we’re leading in research on smart cards and privacy-friendly identity management.
- Education is closely connected to research at the Privacy & Identity Lab, where privacy and identity are researched from a legal, technical, and social perspective.
- The students rate this Master’s programme 8,2 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The first year of this specialisation contains six compulsory courses. You can compose the rest of the programme with specialisation electives and free electives. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

Cyber security experts are in high demand, so you should find no problem finding a job as consultant, manager, or researcher after graduating. There are a number of places you can find employment:

- Companies that specialise in cybersecurity, such as security evaluation labs
- IT security divisions of more general consultancy firms
- Firms that produce security technologies
- Organisations that heavily rely on ICT security, both in the private and public sector. The most common being an organisation in the financial sector.
- Academic research (PhD)
- Industrial research

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States