Master in Cybersecurity

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Master in Cybersecurity
Get global Cybersecurity recognition with the Master degree in Cybersecurity!

Master in Cybersecurity – Mode of Study
2- to 3-year international and part-time Master program through e-learning leading to the official US MS degree.The courses are available as an online live training course

Stand-alone program: Certificate in Cybersecurity - Threat Detection (part of the Master in Cybersecurity)

The demand for IT Security specialists is soaring

Cybersecurity threats do not respect borders. With the dramatic rise in global Cybercrime, Cybersecurity has become one of the fastest growing IT disciplines in the world today. No organization wants to be a victim to Cybercrime. The fallout can take years to fix and in some instances, it can be hard to fully recover at all. The growing concern among decision makers at major organizations over Cybercrime is therefore boosting the demand for Cybersecurity experts worldwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT Security Specialist employment will increase by 37% from 2012 to 2022, over 3-times faster than the 11% average for all occupations, placing this network security position among the nation's fastest growing positions. Be quick and get your global Master degree in Cybersecurity now!

The Master degree in Cybersecurity is one of the most current in demand graduate qualifications in the world

In collaboration with an outstanding American university we now offer you a Cybersecurity specialization program on a Master level fully through e-learning. Various leading Cybersecurity experts from all over the world will teach you. In only 2 to 3 years time, you will earn your Master degree in global Cybersecurity.

Global Cybersecurity recognition with the Master degree in Cybersecurity!
The Master in Cybersecurity will prepare you to take up challenging and rewarding career positions in various high-demand industries in the private and public sector. You can take on responsibilities that include the administration, operation and protection of mission-critical computer systems, information systems, networks, infrastructures and communication networks.

For this Master we are looking for high potentials with a global mindset. Your fellow students work as managers, consultants or researchers for organizations that specialize in Cybersecurity or that heavily rely on IT security. Already offered live at a number of campuses in the USA, we now also offer you this Master in Cybersecurity worldwide through e-learning. The university is one of the most diverse and global universities in the world. As a student you have the opportunity to study whenever and wherever you want while earning an accredited American Master degree.

Why study for a Master in Cybersecurity with us?
We offer the international Master of Cybersecurity in collaboration with an American university that is home to a variety of students from over 50 countries worldwide. You will be connected to a network of more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. Points of distinction of this Master are:

  • The Master in Cybersecurity consists of 13 courses, spanning 9 weeks each. You can take a course at a time that personally suits you.
  • Each course lasts for 9 weeks and can be taken fully through e-learning.
  • You can perfectly combine this e-learning Master with your job.
  • You can choose to book and pay for each course separately (only € 2,400) instead of paying for the complete Master at once.
  • You can take a term off if necessary without any (financial) penalties involved.
  • There are 5 start dates a year, in January, March, May, August and October.
  • You can take 1 or 2 courses per semester at your choice.
  • As the term schedule is consistent with the U.S. campus, you may study at a physical location in the USA any time.
  • A personal academic advisor, who provides you with all the help you need and who really cares about your success, will assist you.
  • This Master offers a global perspective on Cybersecurity from a global university.
  • You will earn the official American MS (Master in Cybersecurity) degree, equivalent to the well-known European MSc degree.

Master in Cybersecurity – Course material and examination
At the start of each course you will receive an elaborate syllabus outlining in detail what is expected of you. A course can consist of various components such as case studies, literature studies, group discussions and quizzes. The evaluation method differs per course and usually consists of at least 3 evaluation methods such as quizzes, midterms/papers and finals/final papers.

Master in Cybersecurity – Language of Instruction
The language of instruction for the Master in Cybersecurity program is English.

Master in Cybersecurity – Admission Requirements
The Master in Cybersecurity aims at professionals with a relevant Bachelor or Master's degree in the field of IT, Business or International Relations, an adequate proficiency in the English language and several years of professional experience, who wish to broaden or deepen their knowledge of Cybersecurity. You will need to take an English proficiency test at the start of the Master in order to proceed (not included in the fee).

Master in Cybersecurity – Course Load
The Master in Cybersecurity program consists of 7 core courses and 5 elective courses that deal with basic, advanced and specialized Cybersecurity aspects. These include emphasis on various kinds of threat resolution and problem solving measures. One course grants you 3 credit hours and spans 9 weeks. You must gain a total of 36 credit hours to successfully accomplish this graduate program. Per week you should count on approx. 20 hours of self study, including the online sessions.

Certificate in Cybersecurity - Threat Detection – Part of the Master in Cybersecurity
The Certificate in Cybersecurity - Threat Detection program consists of 6 courses, spanning 9 weeks per course. The Certificate in Cybersecurity - Threat Detection is a stand-alone part of the international Master in Cybersecurity (MS) and can also be studied through e-learning.

The Certificate in Cybersecurity - Threat Detection consists of the following 6 courses and is also offered fully through e-learning:

Course 1 - Cybersecurity Infrastructures
Course 2 - Cybersecurity Intelligence/Counter-intelligence
Course 3 - Cybersecurity Law and Policy
Course 4 - Encryption Methods and Techniques
Course 5 - Cybersecurity Threat Detection
Course 6 - Cybersecurity Forensics

Start date(s)
You can enroll for this e-learning Master 5 times a year. You should, however, always start with the core course 'Introduction to Cybersecurity'. Thereafter you can take the courses in the order you wish, in agreement with your academic advisor. You can enroll for the complete Master in Cybersecurity at once. You can also choose to enroll for the stand-alone Certificate in Cybersecurity - Threat Detection or choose just one or more courses from the full Master. The core course 'Introduction to Cybersecurity' starts on:

25 May 2020
17 August 2020
19 October 2020
4 January 2021

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