Master of Cyber Security - Uni of Adelaide

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Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide* and located in the heart of the world’s 10th most liveable city**, the University of Adelaide offers the rare combination of elite academic performance and an unrivalled quality of life.

The University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest university and has a rich heritage of accomplishment, being associated with one third of Australia’s Nobel Laureates—five in total. Yet the focus remains firmly on making history, not resting on it.

The University is today home to 25,000 students, with 30% coming from overseas, creating a diverse community spanning more than 100 nationalities. The education provided is of the highest quality: ranked top 50 globally in four subject areas; top 100 in another 12; and top 150 in 10 more.# And all Adelaide degrees ensure students gain not only deep discipline knowledge, but broad transferable capabilities to explore every future opportunity. Consequently, the University ranks number one in South Australia for graduate employability^.

The University of Adelaide is also the state’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities, with 100% of the research assessed as world-standard or above and the work in 41 fields rated 5/5.

Defend the digital domain

Governments and organisations all over the world are actively seeking cyber security experts with advanced technical skills and an understanding of the social and legal contexts of the digital world. The need is urgent. It spans all sectors. And your pathway is here.

What will you do?

The Master of Cyber Security will equip you to lead cutting-edge cyber security programs —for governments, law enforcement agencies, companies and NGOs alike.The industry-driven content is delivered over 18-24 months full-time. There’s a flexible blend of online and intensive on-campus learning, with mentoring from world-class cyber security researchers.

You will gain:

  • a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of complex cyber security needs and considerations across multiple industries
  • highly advanced technical skills and the ability to apply them in real-world contexts
  • a sophisticated grasp of cyber security policy and governance considerations—social, legal and commercial
  • the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology
  • the refined interpersonal skills to effectively communicate issues and strategies to a range of stakeholders.

You’ll also take specialist courses in your chosen major—Cyber Security Management or Secure Software Development. And you’ll apply and expand your learning through a major research project, or industry-based practise.

Where could it take you?

To the discipline’s highest levels. You could develop strategies to secure health providers’ patient data. Or protect social media users’ personal details. Perhaps you’ll prevent cyber theft for global financial institutions. Or ensure undercover police officers’ identities aren’t compromised. Wherever your interests lie, your expertise will be in demand.

For more information about this program, click here.

*Times Higher Education, 2020; QS World University Rankings, 2020; Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019.
**Economist Intelligence Unit, 2019. #QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. 
^QS Graduate Employability Ranking, 2020. †Excellence in Research Australia, 2018.