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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Master's degree in Cybersecurity

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The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya offers a one year master's degree programme in cybersecurity. Through this programme, students will learn about the design, implementation and management of the security in modern infrastructures and communications.


Objectives of the programme

This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the cybersecurity field and also is open to students wishing to undertake doctoral studies. As such, courses will cover:

  • The analysis of risks and vulnerabilities in systems
  • The prevention of cyber attacks and threats
  • Detecting and responding efficiently to cyber attacks
  • Fulfilling existing regulations in data protection
  • Designing security and privacy architectures

The degree is made up of 60 ECTS and is structured in the following way:

  • Compulsory subjects covering data security, infrastructure security and software security - 30 ECTS
  • Elective subjects in advanced and crosscutting cybersecurity themes - 18 ECTS
  • Master's thesis - 12 ECTS


Who can apply

Prospective students are required to have an English level at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference and must demonstrate this when they enrol. It is recommended to have done previous programmes on:

  • Telecommunications Science and Technology
  • Telecommunications engineering
  • Audiovisual Systems Engineering
  • Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Systems Engineering
  • Network Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications
  • Informatics Engineering

Applicants with another academic background may be admitted exceptionally however they may be required to take bridging courses in addition to the 60 credits of the master's degree. These bridging courses will be offered by the schools teaching the master's degree at the bachelor's degree level. 

The programme has 40 places open and applicants must get their applications in before 04 July 2022.

This master's degree is expected to start in September 2022.

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Training Offer Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and communication technologies not elsewhere classified
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Geographical sphere
National initiative
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educational programme
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Is this course free
Is the certificate / credential free
Full time
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Qualification Award
Self-paced course