Master in Cyber Security


Program Description

Master in Cyber Security



Programme Description

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The MS program is designed for those who want to extend their technical and programming skills to handling enterprise security challenges. Our comprehensive courses will provide a solid foundation in key technology including computer and network security, cryptography, enterprise security architecture analysis, etc. The graduates will learn to stay current on rapidly changing technology, adapt and control to new threats and start a successful career in enterprise security.Icone


Year 1

During the first year students quickly recap basics of computer science and then focus on fundamentals of cyber security including computer architecture, operating systems security, secure programming, networks, and cryptography.


  • Computer Architecture
  • Secure Programming
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Practical Unix
  • Windows Administration
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Human Aspects of Cyber security: Law, Ethics and Privacy
  • Cryptography
  • Software Engineering & Design
  • Scripting Languages
  • Java Programming
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Technical Writing and Presenting
  • Introduction to Interaction Design
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Secure Data management
  • Capstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops

Year 2

The second year exposes students to different dimensions of cyber security field. Subjects range from Mobile and Cloud Security to Digital Forensics and Quantum Communication and Cryptography. Additionally students participate in communication and leadership modules preparing them for the career as a successful member of a professional team. At the end of the program, graduates will be ready to take on responsibilities to safeguard an organization’s information and technology assets.


  • Technical Project Management
  • Application Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Network Security
  • Enterprise Security Architecture and Design
  • Software Testing
  • Reverse Software Engineering
  • Vulnerability Analysis, Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection
  • and Incident Handling
  • Ethical Hacking and Response
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Security Tools for Information Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Quantum communication and cryptography
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced computer networks
  • Distributed Databases
  • Global Cyber Capabilities and Trends
  • Enterprise Security Threats
  • Enterprise Security Case Studies
  • Economics of Security
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Information Governance
  • Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance
  • Cybersecurity Law & Policy
  • Captstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops

Programme Leadership


PhD,Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Computer Society Education, Member of UNSW Academic Board


Studying in Barcelona has the following advantages:

  • Barcelona is #1 in Europe for quality of life and clearness of environment (2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey)
  • Barcelona is #1 in the world for the level of infrastructure and urban development (2011, Ernst & Young).
  • The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, contributes significantly to the Spanish GDP. The growth of Catalonia’s GDP is currently 3.3%, much higher than in Europe on average. Catalonia’s exports are €42.2 billion, higher than in any other region of Spain.
  • 7,000+ innovation and technological companies during the last 10 years.
  • Barcelona is 6th in Europe for attractiveness and comfort for doing business (European Attractiveness Survey 2011, Ernst & Young),
  • Barcelona is 2nd in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011);
  • Barcelona is 2nd in the world for hosting different international conferences and congresses (City and Country World Report 2011, ICCA ). Barcelona is the host of the annual World Mobile Congress, which attracts thousands of international companies that work in the mobile industry.
  • 7,000,000 + millions of tourists / year
  • 20° C - average temperature during the day
  • 2437 hours of sunshine/ year
  • Cost of living 550 euro / month
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 14, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept., 2017
Full time
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Spain Barcelona
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