Master of Science in Cyber Security

Tallinn University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Tallinn University of Technology

Cyber Security

Joint Programme with University of Tartu

Degree awarded:Master of Science in Cyber Security (M.Sc.)
Workload:120 ECTS
Language of studies:English
Duration:2 years
Tuition fee:No tuition fee if the student is studying with full study load. If student fails to study with full study load then the price of 1 ECTS is 48 EUR.
Pre-requisites:Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields plus CV and essay
*The tuition fees are based on 2015–2016ECTS prices

The public focus on the field of cyber security is growing around the world. Estonia is well known for its eagerness to put innovative IT solutions into everyday use. It is a pioneer in electronic identities and electronic voting and enthusiastically adopts mobile technology, online banking and electronic government services. However, with so many e-solutions and such extensive use of the internet, attention also needs to be turned to the security issue.

The international Master’s programme in cyber security aims to provide students with skills in all aspects of the security of information systems. It gives students a unique chance to study under high-level cyber security practitioners from Estonian banks, telecoms, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The programme introduces students to this exciting environment and provides them with an opportunity to conduct research within the Estonian Centre of Excellence in Computer Science.

Key features

  • A programme that is unique in Europe offered in a country that has national experience of cyber attacks
  • An internationally recognised qualification
  • Specialisation in technological or organisational aspects or a combination of both
  • Simulated learning environments for some subjects
  • Teaching staff have the latest high-level cyber security experience and know-how
  • International guest lecturers from related industries and institutions (banks, CERT, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence et al.)

Future career options

The programme conveys the specialist knowledge and professional skills needed on a career path leading to high-end technical roles (e.g. security analyst, architect or research engineer) or managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer). Great networking possibilities and collaboration with leading specialists in the field will present graduates with a range of career opportunities.


Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has prerequisites:

  • Motivation letter/ personal statement 1-2 A4 pages (It should include: previous working and studying experiences; previous skills’ and experiences in economics, IT, sociology or any other related field. Why you are interested in Cyber Security? What kind of job you wish to have after graduating? Have you ever been engaged with cyber security activities before? If yes, where and how?).
  • CV - working experience benefits.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields.
  • Level of English B2 or higher. We accept TOEFL ibt (min. score 70) and IELTS (min. 5.5) certificates.


Non EU

April 15

EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine
(and students who do not need a visa to enter Estonia )

May 1

** Information on application process can be found here:

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
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April 15 for non-EU students; May 1 for students coming from EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine
Start date Sept. 2017
Estonia Tallinn
Application deadline Request Info
April 15 for non-EU students; May 1 for students coming from EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine
End date July 15, 2018
Duration 2 years
Price Free
No tuition fee; stipend available