In September 2015, TU Delft and the University of Twente will start the new joint master's specialisation Cyber Security. The two-year master's degree is open to 'initial' students with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related degree programme. Previous work experience in the field of Cyber Security is not required.
The master's specialisation in Cyber Security is a multidisciplinary specialisation within the field of computer science, centred around a solid core with subjects such as Cyber Data Analytics and Software Security. However, a lot of attention is also paid to supporting disciplines such as law, economics, criminology and psychology.
The degree programme includes a special summer school in which students are challenged to find creative solutions for problems from the practice of the companies and government bodies that are involved. Due to the great flexibility in the design of this specialisation, students have considerable influence on the exact composition of their Cyber Security master's programme.
The demand for specialists in cyber security is constantly increasing. The master's specialisation in cyber security offers students the opportunity to focus as a specialist in the field and as a researcher in science. Cyber security graduates have good job prospects, both in the public and private sectors. The need for cyber security talent is also one of the reasons why HSD has decided to align demand and supply of cyber security talent in HSD Security Talent and for the founding of the Cyber Security Academy The Hague.
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