The goal of the master in Cybersecurity is to provide graduates solid knowledge in the design, implementation and management of the security in nowadays infrastructures and communications.
This master’s degree has a high professional orientation providing fundamental skills in the cybersecurity field that include: the analysis of systems’ risks and vulnerabilities, the prevention of cyber-attacks and threats, detection and efficient response to cyber-attacks, the fulfilment of existent regulations in the area of data protection, and the design of security and privacy architectures.
The master encompass the needs for two different types of students. Those who will develop a professional career, and those who will undertake doctoral studies.
In the last years the number of organizations that are protecting themselves against cyber-attacks are growing exponentially. Nowadays, private and public organizations search security experts, but there isn’t enough professionals to meet the total demand. The European Union estimates that 825.000 professionals experts in cybersecurity will be required in the year 2025. On the other hand, the Official Annual(2019/2020) Cybersecurity Jobs Report that estimates a 350 percent growth in open cybersecurity positions from 2013 to 2021.
The master’s degree in Cybersecurity comprises 60 ECTS credits and is taught entirely in English. The basic structure is the following:
One academic years, 60 ECTS credits.
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding degree certificate fee, €3,267 (€4,901 for non-EU residents).
English Level B2 is required for admission to the master’s degree and must be demonstrated when you enrol.
The following are recommended entrance qualifications for the master’s degree:
Exceptionally, applicants with other degrees may be admitted.
The academic committee of the master’s degree reviews these cases and may admit these applicants on the condition that they take bridging courses in addition to the 60 credits for the master’s degree.
The Academic Committee is in charge of the admission decisions of the candidates. The criteria are: Academic Information (50%), Background and professional experience (40%) and Motivation (10%).
The criteria details follow:
All the information regarding timetables and the academic school calendar can be found on the institutional page of Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB) and Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB)
The Academic year consists in 2 semesters, for a more detailed information check the following link
Depending on the subjects chosen they can be on mornings or afternoons. For a more detailed information check the following link
Academic coordination: Eva Rodríguez Luna
Contact mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The master in Cybersecurity is offered at the
Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB) and Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB),
both members of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC).