M.Sc. in Cyber Security (CSE), 2019

EIT Digital Master School

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 15 April 2019


The Cyber Security (CSE) program offered by EIT Digital Master School aims to provide students with an understanding of the concepts and technologies for achieving confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and privacy protection for information processed across networks.Students will learn the fresh hot topics of the field including blockchain technologies, crypto currencies, practical (ethical) hacking, and quantum cryptography.

The EIT Digital Cyber Security (CSE) Master’s degree offers:

  • Cutting edge technical content within the field of Cyber Security
  • Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree
  • A close integration with tailored business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • A thesis work well grounded in industrial security and privacy problems
  • Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines, not least through a summer school between the two years.
  • Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the EIT Digital nodes.

What are the career opportunities?

Graduates from the Cyber Security (CSE) master’s program will qualify for jobs in international and local organisations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:

  • Cyber Security consultant
  • Security Analyst
  • Information Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Computer forensics expert
  • Privacy-by-design consultant
  • Security Auditor

Cyber Security is also a burgeoning field for the design and development of new products and services. Graduates will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and the entertainment industry.

Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together.

An entrepreneurial path is also open to those who seek to start their own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services.

Where can I study Cyber Security?

Entry – 1st year

  • University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France
  • University of Trento (UniTN), Italy
  • University of Turku (UTU), Turku, Finland
  • University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands

Exit – 2nd year, specialisation

  • Advanced Cryptography at University of ELTE (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary
  • Applied Security at the University of Trento (UniTN), Italy
  • Cyber Security: High Tech, Human Touch at the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands
  • Mobile and Cloud Security (EURECOM)
  • Security of Networked Systems at University of Turku (UTU), Finland
  • Software Security at University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France

Programme specialisation:

  • Advanced Cryptography
  • Applied Security
  • Cyber Security: High Tech, Human Touch
  • Mobile Systems and Security
  • Security of Networked Systems
  • Software Security

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Security
  • Software engineering and Security
  • Operating Systems and Security
  • Network Security
  • Algorithmics for security
  • Privacy
  • System Security


If you wish to apply to this program you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in:

  • Computer Science
  •  Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics

Students must demonstrate basic knowledge of programming and information technology.


In order to attract outstanding talent, we offer financial support including a wide range of merit-based scholarships as well as tuition fee reductions and waivers.No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

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