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.

The qualification earned on completion of this programme is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University (UK), and all official degree certificates and transcripts are issued directly by LJMU.

Students who successfully complete the programme of study at Oryx Universal College in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University will be invited to participate in the annual graduation ceremony organised by Oryx Universal College in Qatar. 

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

  • 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 99,000 (per annum)

All fees are payable to Oryx Universal College W.L.L., Qatar; approved as a higher education provider by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar.

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.

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