MSc in Cybersecurity
Tallinn University of Technology
EUR 6,000 / per year *
01 Apr 2024
Earliest start date
* free for EU/EEA citizens
The program provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialized skills in the chosen specialization. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level Cybersecurity practitioners from Estonian universities, industry, law enforcement, CERT, and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
The program is taught jointly by the two largest public universities in Estonia. The Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics studies are concentrated in Tallinn, while the specialization in Cryptography is concentrated in Tartu. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities - TalTech and the University of Tartu.
Complete 120 ECTS credits to fulfill the academic requirements
- General studies – provide the student with the opportunity to learn more about information technology, entrepreneurship, and/or Estonian language and culture
- Core studies – give the student the core cyber security knowledge on management, technology, as well as human and legal aspects
- Special studies – students will study Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, and Cryptography with the option to choose specialist courses in these subjects
- Free choice courses – this module aims to let the students choose to study topics according to their interests and/or specialization
- Graduation thesis – a scientific project that allows to apply theoretical knowledge to solving practical problems in the field of IT and Cybersecurity
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the study program is to provide a broad background in cyber security, as well as the opportunity for in-depth study in the fields of Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, or Cryptography. Students can focus their studies in technical, theoretical, or organizational aspects or in a combination of those.
- A graduate of the program specializing in Cybersecurity is ready to be employed as a technical professional or a manager in the field of cybersecurity.
- A graduate of the program specializing in Digital Forensics is ready to be employed as a security incident handler in a company or a digital forensic expert in a law enforcement agency.
- A graduate of the program specializing in Cryptography is ready to be employed as a cybersecurity analyst.
- The theoretical competence acquired is adequate for continuing studies as a Ph.D. student.
By completing the study program a student:
- Has a comprehensive understanding of the terminology methods, and state-of-the-art in the fields of Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics or Cryptography
- Is able to apply essential concepts, principles, and practices, showing judgment in the selection and application of technologies and methods
- Defines tasks involving problem identification, analysis, design, and development of the security of the system, along with appropriate documentation
- Demonstrates the ability to work as an individual and as a team member or leader
- Identifies appropriate practices within a professional, legal, and ethical framework
- Is able to use professional knowledge and skills in the context of developments in their chosen specialization and is able to support the continuous learning process.
The program conveys the specialist knowledge and professional skills needed on a career path leading to high-end technical roles (e.g. security analyst, architect or research engineer; security incident handler or a digital forensic expert in a law enforcement agency) or managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer).
The studies are also an excellent addition to a previous background in legal studies or law enforcement, leading to unique career opportunities. Great networking possibilities and collaboration with leading specialists in the field will present graduates with a range of career opportunities. The studies can also be continued at the doctoral level. The direct follow-up curriculum at TalTech is the Information and Communication Technology (IAQD) PhD program.