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Cyber Security (MSc)

About the programme

The academic executive master’s programme Cyber Security is multidisciplinary; the programme covers technological as well as legal, administrative, economic and psychological aspects of digital security.

This programme is developed by Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences and various private partners. Leiden University is responsible for the programme. The programme has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Jeroen Kasbergen

Alumnus

Jeroen Kasbergen

'The Executive Master proved to be the ideal combination of theoretical knowledge, the expansion of my network and valuable practical insights of various guest lecturers. For me, the holistic approach of cybersecurity is the key asset of this programme. The multi-disciplinarity of the modules, teachers and students make this Masters truly unique! Each and every day I use the things thought. To be completely frank, one should be committed to put in the effort. Because simply attending course days will not cut it. Sometimes it was an ordeal, especially when combining family life, work and the Masters, but I must say, the rewards after two years far exceeds the investment!'

Marit Bakker

Alumnus

Marit Bakker

‘The master programme has given me a lot of new cyber security knowledge, and expanded my professional network. My government experience was valuable during collaborations with fellow students from various cyber security branches. All lectures seemed like mini conferences where there was room for in-depth discussions. The different angles of the programme allow me to approach the challenges of cyber security in a multidisciplinary way.’

Jeroen Gaiser

Alumnus

Jeroen Gaiser

'If you want to get to know cybersecurity in all its facets, this is the programme for you. In addition to the course content, the teaching staff and guest lecturers make it really worthwhile. Not only did it grow me professionally, but the growth in network and friends was more than I would have guessed at the start. This executive master approach dilemma’s & challenges in a multi-disciplinary way for the best results. It enables me to oversee cybersecurity issues with a wide variety of viewpoints and really enables me to connect much better with all stakeholders involved.'

For whom?

Professionals with a relevant master’s degree from a university (of applied sciences) and several years of professional experience who wish to broaden or deepen their knowledge of cyber security.

Duration

Part-time, 18 months (excluding master’s thesis)

Study load

The study load is 480 hours per year. Classes are scheduled every Friday from 09:30-17:00 hrs in The Hague and occasionally on Thursday as well (not during school holidays). On top of that there will be 8- 12 hours self study per week.

Other modes of study

Are you interested in broadening your knowledge and understanding the topic of cyber security better, in all of its complexity? Would you like to learn about the latest academic insights into this rapidly evolving, dynamic field, but do you not want to complete the entire programme? Then maybe enrolling in a single, high level introductory course could be something for you.
You can enroll in just one course, two courses or in all three courses. Take a look at the two options available to you on this webpage.

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