Master in Cyber Security and Resilience

General

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Program Description

The strong dependence on digital technologies in all areas of life and business calls for secure and resilient information and communications systems. Our new English-language master's degree program is the ideal preparation for an activity in the cybersecurity and resilience sector which is in strong economic demand.

Top Career Opportunities

Information security plays a central role in companies and institutions. Recent studies have shown that experts in the field of cybersecurity and resilience are in urgent demand. After completing this study program, you will be a sought-after specialist with various different career opportunities and professional prospects. Possible occupational fields include:

  • (Chief) Information Security Officer
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • IT Forensic Expert
  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Cyber Resilience Specialist
  • Data Protection Officer

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Study Content

The program gives you not only comprehensive technical and organizational security competencies but also expert knowledge of new technologies (such as artificial intelligence). The dual structure of the master's degree program allows our students to put their acquired know-how into practice within the framework of projects with targeted mentoring. In this way, you achieve the best possible learning outcomes and are well prepared for current challenges.

The focus of the curriculum

  • Organisational Security and Resilience
  • Technical Security and Resilience
  • Applied Security Competence
  • Future Work Skills
  • Diploma Thesis/ Master Thesis

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL 100
  • IELTS 7.0

General Requirements:

  • Completion of a subject-relevant bachelor program.
  • Completion of an equivalent post-secondary national or international qualification.

Admission to this master's degree program requires a completed bachelor degree including IT elements of the least 60 ECTS an adequately covering the following areas: operating systems and network engineering, programming, web technologies, and database systems.

If the qualifications are basically equivalent and only certain supplementary qualifications are required for full equivalence, the Academic Directors have the right to make the determination of equivalence dependent on the completion certain of examinations that need to be taken in the course of the respective master program.

In individual cases, decisions regarding the admission on the basis of a study program of a different professional field are taken by the respective Academic Director(s).

Required Documents

  • A CV with your photo
  • Valid passport
  • Graduation certificate or
  • Certificate of the study entrance examination or proof of a subject-relevant additional examination
  • Bachelor certificate or diploma program certificate
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Letter of motivation
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

With more than 3,400 students, the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is a key player in the Austrian higher education sector and one of the most important employers in the region. Our universi ... Read More

With more than 3,400 students, the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is a key player in the Austrian higher education sector and one of the most important employers in the region. Our university distinguishes itself through its a future-oriented and steadily growing number of study programs, strong interdisciplinary collaboration and its research focus. Read less
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