Master Of Science In Cybersecurity

Boost your skills in Cybersecurity with a part time fully ONLINE Masters – industry led and heavily subsidised. Aimed at those in employment in the Republic of Ireland. This Online MSc in Cybersecurity will equip the student with state-of-the-art knowledge and practical skills that are increasingly sought after in industry today.

This Online MSc in Cybersecurity offers cutting-edge knowledge and hands-on skills crucially sought after in today’s industry landscape. The escalating incidents of cyber-attacks and data breaches in the past year have prompted governments, businesses, and SMEs worldwide to grapple with the escalating threat of cybercrime. This surge has positioned cybersecurity as the IT sector’s swiftest growing domain, presenting an opportune moment to enhance expertise in this pivotal field. With a pressing shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and an ever-growing demand for robust security systems, the sector offers an array of prospects—ranging from lucrative salaries to job security and involvement in stimulating projects. Embracing a career in cybersecurity promises diverse opportunities for tech professionals seeking rewarding and challenging paths. This field’s significance cannot be overstated in modern society, where digital technologies pervade every facet of our lives, making cybersecurity an indispensable necessity for safeguarding personal and sensitive information.

This fully online, part-time program spans over 2 years, with classes scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10pm. The course structure is intensive, with a commitment of 25-31.3 hours per week in the initial semesters, increasing to 37.5-46.8 hours per week in the final semester. This schedule is designed to accommodate professionals, allowing them to balance work and study. The program emphasizes practical application, facilitating immediate integration of classroom learning into professional settings. Notably, it boasts strong collaboration between industry and academia. The Orientation for the 2024 cohort is provisionally set for January 22nd and 23rd, with official confirmation of dates expected in September 2023.

Candidates applying for this program must hold a Level 8 Honours Degree in computing or a related STEM field with a minimum 2.2 award or higher. The course focuses on technical aspects, requiring applicants to have programming proficiency. However, the college offers flexibility through a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme, considering applicants without meeting the typical academic prerequisites, assessing them based on relevant work experience, a portfolio of learning, work demonstrations, and an interview, with programming skills being a crucial evaluation component.

The course fee per annum is €3,875, but eligible applicants from private or commercial semi-state organizations in the Republic of Ireland can access grant-aided fees of €2,950, supplemented by a €925 grant from the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet. Government-funded training network criteria apply for fee reductions.

Individuals not meeting the funding criteria may have the option to apply for available places and pay the full fee of €3,875 per annum. Additional inquiries regarding eligibility and funding options can be addressed by contacting the program coordinators.

Apply for the course through the website of ICTSkillnet:

Training offer Information

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic Scope - Country
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Computer use
Digital skill level
Target language
Target group
Persons in secondary/compulsory education
Type of initiative
National initiative
Assessment type
Project based
Training duration
Multiple years
Type of training record
Single offer
Training Start date
Part time intensive
Credential offered
Qualification award
Typology of training opportunities
Learning activity
lab / simulation / practice coursework
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