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Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence Vera (València) Campus, Universitat Politècnica de València

MD in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence

90 credits ECTS

INTRODUCTION

The "National Cybersecurity Strategy", published in the BOE on 30 April 2019, defines the following: The activities carried out in cyberspace are fundamental for today's society.

The technology and infrastructure that are part of cyberspace are strategic elements, which are transversal to all areas of activity, with cyberspace vulnerability being one of the main risks for our development as a nation. Therefore, the training of professionals of the highest level in this field is fully justified. The main motivation of the Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence is to enable its graduates a better job placement in an area where professional demand is not only growing, but is well above the number of specialised graduates offered by the Spanish education system.

To this end, the teaching staff puts together all their teaching and research experience in the sector in this master's degree, with the aim of becoming a national and international reference in the field of cybersecurity and cyberintelligence.

The methodology with which the master's degree is defined and taught, based on the learning by the student, not only of knowledge, but also of skills and abilities, aims to put the Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence at the highest academic and professional level.

The knowledge, skills and abilities transferred in each subject will be specially selected to fill the current gaps which exist in terms of professional demand in the field of cybersecurity and cyberintelligence.

OBJECTIVES

The Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence, from a professional standpoint, aims to train specialists who are able to comprehensively address the security of information and communications systems, beyond the traditional concepts of computer security, taking into account the most innovative techniques for vulnerability analysis, secure hardware and software development, intelligence generation on threats through various techniques, situational cyber awareness and protection of IoT devices, industrial systems and critical infrastructure. Not forgetting the training in legal and ethical aspects, especially relevant in cybersecurity and cyberintelligence.

STRUCTURE OF THE MASTER'S DEGREE

The Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence has 90 credits with a duration of one and a half years, divided into two academic years.

The 90 credits are divided as follows: 72 teaching ECTS credits + 18 ECTS credits for the Master's Dissertation

The 90 ECTS of the curriculum of the Master's in Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence are structured in three modules:

The compulsory module, Common Subjects module, is aimed at the areas of implementation of cybersecurity and cyberintelligence directly linked to professional practice. The Professional Development module brings students closer to professional practice by carrying out external internships and deepening the acquisition of general skills.

Common Subjects Module (60.0 ECTS): Compulsory. It is organised in 4 subjects: Information systems security (12.0 ECTS) Cybersecurity (21 ECTS), Cyberintelligence (18 ECTS) and Legal and professional aspects (9 ECTS).

Professional Development Module (12.0 ECTS). Compulsory. It consists of a single subject, called Professional Development, consisting of a set of subjects that deepen the development of general skills and bring the student closer to the professional world. Students can cover the 12 credits of the module by taking optional subjects, but they also have the possibility of covering part or all of these credits by means of an external internship.

Final Master's Dissertation (18.0 ECTS). Compulsory. It must be an original project/paper, which will be carried out individually and will be presented and defended before a university board, consisting of a project in the field of cybersecurity and cyberintelligence of a professional nature which shows the competences acquired in the teachings.

The calendar of activities and the schedules per semester of each academic year can be checked in the Schedule section.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This master's degree is aimed at university graduates who seek to specialise in the field of information and communications systems security. Particularly, it is especially aimed at graduates in Informatics Engineering and graduates in Technology Engineering and Telecommunications Services, as well as Telecommunications Engineering. Secondly, it is aimed at other graduates or graduates in ICT-related degrees, who have developed their work in the field of information and communications systems security. Applicants with degrees whose competences are different from the previous ones will be assessed by the Academic Committee of the master's degree based on the subjects taken and the evidence of skills and achievement.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Those candidates who meet the conditions established in article 16 of RD 1393/2007 and RD 861/2010 that amends the previous one may apply to this master's degree:

  • To access the master's degree students must hold an official university degree in Spain or a degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to another member state of the European Higher Education Area that authorises access to postgraduate education. (RD 861/2010. Single article. Section nine).

  • Likewise, graduates may also access the Master's degree according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need to validate their degrees, after the University certifies a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that it enables access to postgraduate education in the issuing country. This type of admission does not imply, in any case, the validation of the previous degree in possession of the applicant or its recognition for purposes other than access to master's degrees' programmes.

The Academic Committee of the master's degree will be the body responsible for regulating the admission of students to the master's. The criteria that will be assessed to establish a prioritised list of candidates will be the following:

  • Academic record

  • Affinity of the candidate's profile, previous university studies, with the content of the master's degree

  • Curriculum vitae: professional and research experience, other courses taken and other merits related to the content of the master's degree

  • Interview, in case the Academic Committee deems it necessary

The Academic Committee will establish the weightings it deems most appropriate before each call depending on its adequacy to achieve greater objectivity in the admission process. The procedure, criteria and weighting of the valuation of said merits will be made public at the beginning of the pre-registration period established by the Management Office (ERT).

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