Master of Cyber Security

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  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time
    (or part-time equiv.)
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Lead defence in the digital domain

Cyber security has become one of the key global issues of our time. Protecting the integrity of digital information is critical in every sphere: from national security, to business and industry, and our personal lives.

Consequently, demand for technically skilled and management-savvy cyber security experts is rising, presenting countless career opportunities. Our online Master of Cyber Security prepares you to excel on this rewarding path.


What will you do?

Studying entirely online, you’ll have the flexibility to undertake tasks where and when it suits your personal circumstances. The degree is completed over two years part-time and delivered in focused blocks, enabling you to maintain momentum through regular achievement of milestones.

With a curriculum informed by the University’s ongoing partnerships with the Defence, Science and Technology group, Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre and AustCyber—and mentoring provided by our own world-class cyber security researchers—the degree will give you:

  • a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of complex cyber security needs and considerations across multiple industries
  • highly advanced real-world technical skills
  • a sophisticated grasp of cyber security policy and governance considerations—social, legal and commercial
  • the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology
  • the refined interpersonal skills to effectively communicate issues and strategies to a range of stakeholders.

You’ll also apply and expand your learning through a major research project.


Where could it take you?

Your career options will skyrocket. You will emerge equipped to lead cutting-edge cyber security programs for governments, law enforcement agencies, companies and NGOs alike, all over the world.

  • Ranked #50 in the world for computer science and engineering^
  • Available to be studied either full-time, part-time or accelerated mode
  • Apply your skills through a major industry or research project

^ARWU, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Fees and Scholarships

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Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Non Government Organisation Worker;  Cyber Defender;  Cyber Intelligence Expert

Degree Structure

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The University of Adelaide has partnered with Pearson, the world’s leading global learning company, to deliver this degree 100% online. The Partnership has been established to deliver the very best experience and learning outcomes to all our students. Students will be awarded a University of Adelaide qualification and this degree meets the University's highest quality standards.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023