Cyber, Education Market, ICT, cybersecurity
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
3360 hrs
2 years
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Our society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. Over the last decade, Radboud University has made a name for itself in this field both in and outside the country. In this specialisation, you will learn how to assess the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop more secure solutions for the future.



Master's in Cyber Security: something for you?

  • Courses take place both at Radboud University and at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
  • You will be taught by many of the best cyber security experts in the Netherlands.
  • Our research in Data Security is unique in its broad range, which is reflected in a diversity of courses.
  • Internationally, we’re leading in research on smart cards and privacy-friendly identity management.
  • Education is closely connected to research at the Privacy & Identity Lab, where privacy and identity are researched from a legal, technical, and social perspective.
  • Our students rate this Master’s programme 8,2 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.


What will you learn?
The Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security will teach you how to contribute in the design of new security systems. You’ll be able to draw up the security requirements of an application and discover where possible weaknesses lie. Main focus lies on topics as cryptographic codes, operating systems and protocol verification. But you will also get a broad scope of cyber security to include mathematical, organisational, legal and ethical aspects, with particular attention for privacy issues.



Career prospects

Upon completing this Master’s, you’ll have an in-depth knowledge of cyber security that will include theoretical and technical aspects of the field. You’ll also have a good understanding of the managerial, legal and ethical aspects that play a role.

Cyber security experts are in high demand, so you should find no problem finding a job as consultant, manager, or researcher after graduating. There are a number places you can find employment:

  • Companies that specialise in cyber security, such as security evaluation labs
  • IT security divisions of more general consultancy firms
  • Firms that produce security technologies
  • Organisations that heavily rely on ICT security, both in the private and public sector. The most common being an organisation in the financial sector.
  • Academic research (PhD)
  • Industrial research