Postgraduate Programme

MSc Cyber Security

Cyber security is the practice of protecting computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious digital attacks. Cyber attacks are usually intended to access, destroy and change sensitive information; sometimes for financial or political gain, with the aim of disrupting the usual processes and lifestyle of users.

Our MSc Cyber Security programme enables students and professionals from information technology related backgrounds to engage in a process of research, analysis and practice through the use of effectives tools and techniques central to security issues surfacing within the communication and information systems framework globally.

Admissions criteria

You will need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Computing or related subjects with (minimum 2:2 classification/ 2.0 CGPA)
  • Work experience of 2 year in a relevant field will be expected
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Contact Information

MSc Cyber Security

Building #113, Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street,
Zone 36, Al Messila,
(P.O. Box 12253)

+974 4021 0000

Sun – Thurs 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Course modules

Year 1 (Level 7)

Core modules

  • Comp Research Methods
  • Computer Security
  • Network Security
  • Information Security Management
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Secure Systems
  • Project Dissertation

Course Fees


  Registration fee   QAR 1,500 (single payment, non-refundable, non-deductible)
  Tuition fee  QAR 94,000 (per annum)
  Facilities & amenities fee   QAR 5,000 (per annum)

Career opportunities

From cyber intelligence analysts and security engineers to ethical hackers and cryptographers, cyber security professionals are responsible for probing network systems and web-based applications to identify and exploit vulnerabilities ensuring data protection at all levels. The demand for Cyber Security professionals is high across every industry in order to protect organisational IT infrastructure and respond to any cyber threats or breaches. Graduates can also find themselves employed as consultants offering clients advisory services. 

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.