International Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence (The Arqus Joint MA Programme)

Master‘s studies @ Vilnius University
15 Mar Application deadline
1 Oct Start date
2 years Study duration full-time
3700€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

The Master in International Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence is a full-time, English-taught Master’s programme, collaboratively offered by four European universities. Unique in its structure, the programme features a semester-based rotation, with each semester taking place in a different university or country. This dynamic approach provides a diverse educational experience, deepening students’ understanding of international perspectives in cybersecurity. Upon completion, graduates will be adept at integrating into various sectors of the cybersecurity industry, with a particular aptitude for roles in cyber intelligence teams on an international stage.

Throughout the programme, students will engage in a range of specialised activities, including:

  • Analyse: Conduct in-depth reviews and evaluations of incoming cybersecurity information to assess its relevance for intelligence purposes.
  • Collect and Operate: Engage in advanced denial and deception operations, collecting cybersecurity data for intelligence development.
  • Investigate: Probe into cybersecurity incidents or crimes linked to IT systems, networks, and digital evidence.
  • Operate and Maintain: Ensure the effective and secure performance of IT systems through dedicated support, administration, and maintenance.
  • Oversee and Govern: Provide strategic leadership and direction in cybersecurity matters, ensuring effective conduct within the organisation.
  • Protect and Defend: Identify, analyse, and mitigate threats to internal IT systems and networks.
  • Securely Provision: Design, acquire, and construct secure IT systems, taking responsibility for various aspects of system and network development.

Why choose this programme?

  • The programme offers specialised academic education in Cybersecurity, Cyberintelligence and International Relations and Law for Cybersecurity;
  • The programme is jointly carried out by four European Universities: Granada (Spain), Minho (Portugal), Padua (Italy) and Vilnius (Lithuania);
  • The programme uses physical mobility around these four universities, and students will have the possibility to attend virtual, blended and local courses.

What comes after?

The Master in International Cybersecurity and Cyberintelligence is designed with a document known as the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework Role Profiles and European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) in mind to guarantee that the learning outcomes will fulfil the requirements for these professions in the field of cybersecurity:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Cyber Incident Responder
  • Cyber Legal, Policy & Compliance Officer
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Cybersecurity Auditor
  • Cybersecurity Educator
  • Cybersecurity Implementer
  • Cybersecurity Researcher
  • Cybersecurity Risk Manager
  • Digital Forensics Investigator
  • Penetration Tester

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