Induction: 22nd January 2024. Start date: 23rd January 2024.
2 years part time
Grant Aided Fee:
Course code:
Classes are online and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10pm and every second Saturday.


Cyberspace is considered as the fifth battlefield after land, air, water and space. With the rise in attackers and data breaches sweeping throughout companies, there is a greater need to keep personal and top-secret information safe from cyberattacks and to invest in enhanced and robust cybersecurity measures.

Cybersecurity is an essential need for a modern society in which information technology and services pervade every aspect of our lives. Cybersecurity has the fastest growth rate among all areas of IT, with the labour market encountering a severe workforce shortage in this field.

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.

Why study this programme?

A unique feature of this course is the strong collaboration between industry and academia in its development.  The programme is taught over 2 years and is delivered completely online using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to support the virtual classroom.  The part-time element is to help busy professionals to study and work at the same time and as the programme is designed from an applied perspective, all learnings in the classroom can immediately be incorporated into the work environment.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have a Level 8 Honours Degree in computing or a cognate area with a 2.2 award or higher. Cognate area means a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) degree that also has taught programming/ application development related modules. This is a highly technical course so candidates are expected to have programming ability.

The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experiences. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced, and an interview. The programming ability of the applicant will
also be assessed.

Candidates must be working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in the Republic of Ireland to avail of part-funded fees.


*Part funded fees are only available to eligible candidates working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in Republic of Ireland.

How to apply

Click on the button at the top of the page to submit your CV.


The deadline for applications is 30th November 2023