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Cyber Security (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

The executive master’s programme in Cyber Security is unique in its integral approach, its location within the leading European security cluster, and its professional ties and focus.

8 Reasons why you should study Cyber Security at Leiden University

  • Expert instructors: The programme is taught by top experts from Leiden University, TU Delft and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. You will also have guest lectures from professionals such as management consultants (KPMG, VKA, KPN) and technical specialists (NFI, ENCS, FOX-IT).
  • Ties to the industry: You will learn at the The Hague Security Delta campus, which is the leading European security cluster of private and public organisations and knowledge institutions in the broad field of security.

  • Advanced facilities: You will have access to multifunctional spaces with modern IT facilities such as a Real Time Intelligence Centre and a Serious Gaming Lab

  • Multidisciplinary approach: You will gain a thorough understanding of the broad technological, legal, administrative, economic and psychological aspects of digital security.

  • Fits into your work schedule: The programme is designed so you can continue working while you study.

  • Opportunity to specialise: You can choose to specialise in the technical or governance aspects of cyber security.

  • Extracurricular learning: The programme offers extracurricular learning activities on the latest developments in the field.

  • Build your professional network: You will be in the classroom with professionals who are working in all areas of cyber security and will have close interactions with the staff and guest lecturers.


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Study at the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs

This programme is part of Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), which focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies. It is part of the highly reputed Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.

Its location in the Hague offers many opportunities to the ISGA’s students and researchers. Taking courses and carrying out research in the political and administrative heart of the Netherlands offers a wider range of possible traineeships and job prospects, and a close connection with the field of action.

The Hague Security Delta Campus

The programme is taught at the campus of The Hague Security Delta, which is the leading European security cluster of private and public organisations and knowledge institutions in the broad field of security. At the campus, the participants are provided with multifunctional spaces with modern IT facilities such as a Real Time intelligence Centre and a Serious Gaming Lab, which you will have access to as a student of this programme. Being in close proximity also promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing among the organisations and research teams.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

More reasons to choose Leiden University

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