Cyber Security

Programme Cyber Security

The programme consists of

  • Six core courses (cryptography, cyber data analytics, cybercrime science, cyber risk management, network security, and software security)
  • An off-site summer school, during which you will solve a real cyber security problem
  • A choice of electives (e.g. biometrics, cyber security management, e-law, economics of security, a hands-on hacking lab, principles of data protection, privacy enhancing technologies, secure data management, security verification, software testing and reverse engineering, and quantum cryptography)
  • An individual final-year project

Practical Information

For a programme overview with links to the syllabi of the courses, check our Course Programme. Check the schedule to find out how courses are scheduled over the year. The Study Plan provides sample study plans that comply with the various rules applicable to Master’s students of Computer Science in Delft and Twente.


This specialization will give you a broad and strong background on many aspects of computer security. Developing secure systems and analysing the security of existing systems is a challenging task. You have developed a foundation of a scientific perspective combined with a practically-oriented approach.

  • Security graduates have a profound understanding of security and privacy risks in ICT systems and are able to model and evaluate these risks.
  • Security  graduates have a profound understanding and are capable of applying the formal methods and cryptographic foundations underlying security and privacy.
  • Security graduates have a profound understanding of and gained experience with methodologies for design of secure and privacy-preserving ICT systems.
  • Security graduates have gained insight into cross-disciplinary aspects of security and privacy such as law and business processes and are able to read and understand texts from those domains or communicate with domain experts from those domains over security and privacy issues.
  • Security graduates have profound knowledge about and gained first practical experience in methods and approaches for practical security evaluation of ICT systems such as penetration testing or risk management.
  • Security graduates have specialist knowledge and understanding of one or more sub-fields or aspects of the security and privacy discipline, e.g. Cybercrime or security in mobile systems.
  • Security graduates have practical experience conducting scientific research into security and privacy methods, contribute to such research, apply the results, follow the trends of this sub-field and contribute to its further development.

EIT digital Master School

Another way of meeting the requirements for our specialization in Cyber Security is to complete the Security & Privacy programme at the EIT ICT Master School, one year of which takes place at the University of Twente. For programme details, check the EIT Digital-site.

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