Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Study Discipline: Computer Science & IT
Study Programme Details
City:Abu Dhabi, Dubai
Country: United Arab Emirates
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In an era where cyber threats loom large over organizations worldwide, the need for skilled cyber security professionals has never been more critical. Our Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security) program is crafted to empower participants with the expertise needed to combat evolving cyber threats effectively.

As organizations grapple with sophisticated attacks, our program equips students with cutting-edge concepts, knowledge, and skills essential for safeguarding digital assets. Dive into the realms of network security, database security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, information security management, and cyber criminal behavior. Join us in shaping the future of cyber security and defending against digital adversaries.


Delve into the heart of Cyber Security with our comprehensive program, designed to foster expertise in safeguarding digital ecosystems. Explore Cyber Security Fundamentals to gain insights into security assessment, computer system security, and digital forensics within organizational contexts. Embark on a journey of Cyber Security Investigation & Analysis, unraveling complex threats and vulnerabilities in computer systems and digital environments.

Equip yourself with the skills to lead Cyber Security Management initiatives, proactively addressing network and computer security challenges. Navigate the ethical and legal dimensions of Cyber Security through Cyber Security Professional Practice, implementing solutions to mitigate risks. Learn to formulate and implement cyber security policies, procedures, and technical solutions in Cyber Security Applications. Master the art of Cyber Security Systems and Practice, adeptly managing computer system security and digital forensics solutions using cutting-edge technologies.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree: Earned in a relevant discipline from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • CGPA: Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (2.5 for conditional admission).
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English Language (for programs offered in Arabic or English), demonstrated through TOEFL, IELTS, EmSAT, or evidence of completing undergraduate education in an English medium institution.
  • Work Experience: Specific requirements may vary; applicants should refer to the program’s web page for details.
  • Pre-Program Courses: May be required to demonstrate competency in specific areas, with a total preparatory course limit of 12 credit hours.
  • Pre-Admission Interview: Applicants may be invited for a face-to-face or virtual interview with program faculty.

Year One:

  • SEC601 Research Methods
  • SEC605 Information Security
  • SEC610 Information Security, Policy, Ethics and Law
  • SEC630 Cyber Forensics
  • SEC615 Network and Internet Security

Year Two:

  • SEC638 Small Scale Digital Device Forensics
  • SEC675 Cyber Criminal Behavior
  • SEC620 Information Security Management

A total of 30 credit hours at AED 3,200 per credit hour (including text books and course materials)

Future Career Outcomes

Step into a realm of boundless opportunities with our Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security) program. Our alumni have embarked on rewarding careers as Cyber Security Analysts, Information Security Managers, Ethical Hackers, Digital Forensics Investigators, and Security Consultants. With industry demands soaring for skilled cyber security professionals, our program ensures graduates are well-equipped to thrive in dynamic environments. Join a league of successful professionals shaping the future of cyber security.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit United Arab Emirates page for student visa and student life.