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Master of Cyber Security

  • Masters (Coursework)

Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
MCS
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,926 per year
International Fees
$51,520 per year

About this course

As you work towards your Master of Cyber Security (MCS), you'll develop a thorough understanding of the technical, legal, policy and management aspects of cyber security. You'll learn about cloud computing technologies and computer infrastructure, as well as the law relating to cyber security.

You'll gain skills relating to detecting security breaches, preventative security and offensive security. This includes computer system penetration testing. You'll learn how to think innovatively and develop the ability to apply your knowledge so you can work at an advanced level as a professional in cyber security.

When you study cyber security at Waikato, you'll have the opportunity to work with, and learn from award-winning cyber security experts. Our academics also have strong international connections with industry and government, such as the National Cyber Policy Office and INTERPOL.

Computing facilities at Waikato

The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand. You'll have 24 hour access to computer labs running the latest industry standard software.

The University of Waikato is also home to New Zealand's first cyber security lab, where the Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato (CROW) operate from - the creators of the annual New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge.

Build a successful career

Demand for trained professionals in cyber security is increasing globally at 3.5 times the rate of the overall job market. Once you've completed your training in this area, you'll be qualified to do a number of different types of roles in an industry with a 'near zero' unemployment rate.

Our graduates are in high demand and most of our alumni work in the top public and private organisations in New Zealand and internationally - like Sjoerd de Feijter, who is now a Junior Software Engineer for multinational corporation Gallagher.

Study locations

Hamilton