Master of Science in Cyber Security

Tallinn University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Tallinn University of Technology

Cyber Security

  • Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
  • Workload: 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of places available: 40
  • Number of full tuition fee waivers: 30
  • Pre-Requisites: Bachelor´s degree in IT or a related field (degree in other field is accepted only if candidate has either previous work experience or in-service training in IT).

The international Master's programme with three main specialties - Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Cryptography - provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialized skills in the chosen specialization. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level cyber security practitioners from Estonian banks, telecoms, law enforcement, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

The programme is taught jointly by the two largest public universities in Estonia. The Cyber Security and Digital Forensics studies are concentrated in Tallinn, while Cryptography specialization is concentrated in Tartu. Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities - Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu.

Key features:

  • A programme that is unique in Europe and offered in a country that has national experience of cyber-attacks
  • Teaching staff with the latest high-level experience and know-how
  • International guest lecturers from related industries and institutions (banks, CERT, law enforcement, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, et al.)
  • An internationally recognised qualification

Main specialties:

Cyber Security

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.

Digital Forensics

Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. The area is becoming critical for both data security and law enforcement and is involved in a complicated interplay between surveillance and counter-surveillance issues.


Non EU

April 14th 2017

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

May 1st 2017

** Information on application process can be found here:

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 4, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Apr. 14, 2017
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Estonia Tallinn
Application deadline Apr. 14, 2017
End date June 1, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price - Tuition fee €6000, 30 full tuition fee waiver scholarships available!
Start date Sept. 2017
Estonia Tartu
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price - Tuition fee €6000, 30 full tuition fee waiver scholarships available!