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Master in Cyber Security


Our MSc Cyber Security will prepare graduates and professionals to become part of a rapidly growing field of securing computing devices. By learning to design, implement and manage computer-based systems security.

They will develop the skills and confidence to succeed in a wide range of cyber-security roles, including security designer, penetration tester, information security professional and digital forensics officer. Starting with the fundamentals, they will gain a broad understanding of the different levels of computer and network security.

As they progress, they will explore both the technical aspects and the logistics of planning and implementing network security management and secure systems development. They will also learn how to investigate systems after a breach and in addition to advanced areas such as IOT security and cryptography and their applications.

The following points are an elaboration on the uniqueness of our  MSc Cyber Security, but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive master’s degree addresses diverse areas of cyber security including network security, digital forensics and information security management.
  • An UpToDate master’s degree addresses most recent areas of cyber security such as advanced network security, secure systems development, penetration testing and IOT security. 
  • A very technical oriented master’s degree in which courses will be taught in lectures and hands-on exercises in the labs. 



  1. Provide students with knowledge of current capabilities and limitations of Cyber Security.
  2. Promote in students an understanding of the relationship of cyber security to artificial intelligence and other technological fields. 
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental cyber security principles and practices.
  4. Provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed to assume a leadership role in the advancement of cyber security.
  5. Provide students with an understanding of the role of cyber security in different types of organizations.
  6. Strengthen the ability of students to use critical thinking and problem solving in cyber security.



By the end of the programme students are expected to have knowledge, critical understanding, skills and attributes of:

  1. The theoretical grounding in operating systems, networks, cryptography, mathematics, system auditing, digital forensics and security governance.
  2. The principles of cybersecurity risks and controls and the essential problem analysis techniques for vulnerability assessment.
  3. Planning and implementing penetration testing in networked and cross platform environments.
  4. Professionally conducting a cyber security audit to ensure compliance and enhance the security posture of an organisation.
  5. Methods to identify cyber threats, vulnerabilities and attacks and implement mitigation mechanisms.
  6. The emerging trends in cyber security threads, attacks and mitigation.
  7. Skills and knowledge of the procedures and processes to conduct ethical hacking, security auditing, risk planning and incident response to provide cybersecurity assurance.
  8. Mindset, tools and processes to identify the limitations of cyber systems, their future requirements and governance, in accordance with ethics and law.


Careers of Graduates

  • Cyber Security Roles in Governmental institutions and Ministries such as: Ministry of Interior & Ministry of Telecom & IT
  • Lecturing at Local and International Universities & Research Assistants
  • Continue their Ph.D. Certificates in related fields
  • Cyber/IT Security Analyst
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Information Security Crime Investigator/Forensics Expert
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security & Network Engineer
  • Professional Information Security
  • Lead Software Security Engineer
  • Industrial Security Systems Engineer (ICS)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Consultant in Cyber Security Management
  • Manager / Analyst / Engineer / Specialist / Trainer in Cyber Security
  • Consultant in Cybersecurity and Technology
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Cloud Security Expert