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Cyber Security (M.Sc)

Kadir Has University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Cyber Security (M.Sc)

Cybersecurity graduate program covers; computer and Information system security, secuirty in all types of information systems such as: data mining, e-commerce, database systems, web technologies, cloud computing, mobile technologies, social media based systems., and how these subject affect business activities are thought.besides the topics of business such as managementi accounting, finance, sales, marketing, students are required to conduct research in information system analyis and design.

The degree is offered with a thesis and a non-thesis track.

Admission requirements

The applicants of the program are required to hold a B.Sc. degree in Engineering, Letter and Arts, Business etc. and to have scored at least 55 in the quantitative section of Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) and 55 in the Interuniversity Council Language Examination. ALES score requirement is not applicable to international students. International language examinations' (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) scores are acceptable for all appliants according to the equivalencies as imposed by the regulations of the Higher Education Council. The appllicants fulfilling these requirements are further interviewed.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Research Methods
  • Seminar
  • Field Elective
  • Field Elective
  • Field Elective
  • Field Elective
  • Field Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Year 2

  • Master's Thesis

Elective courses

  • Cyber Security Basics
  • Scripting Languages for Cyber Security
  • Computer Networks&Security
  • Operating Systems&System Programming
  • Web Applications Security Essentials
  • System Exploitation and Penetration Testing
  • Cyber Security Operations
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Trusted System Design, Development and Analysis
  • Secure Systems Engineering
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Managing Cybersecurity Operations
  • Introduction to Communications Networks
  • Special Topics in Cyber Security I
  • Special Topics in Cyber Security II

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

  • Masters with thesis (per year): $12,000
  • Masters non-thesis (full program): $12,000


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded with Master of Science in Cybersecurity (The Qualifications Frameworks in the European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA): Level 2, European Qualifications Framework (EQF): Level 7).

Program outcomes

  1. Ability to reach knowledge deeply and widely and to evaluate, interpret and apply it, by doing research in the following fields: Information Systems, Computer networks, operating systems, information-system and data security
  2. Comprehensive knowledge in contemporary techniques and methods in the following fields: Information systems, computer networks, operating systems, information-system and data securityand their constraints
  3. Ability to integrate and apply knowledge using scientific methods on uncertain, limited or incomplete data; ability to use knowledge from different disciplines
  4. Awareness of new and emerging applications in the following fields: Information systems, computer networks, operating systems, information-system and data security, ability to analyze and learn them whenever necessary
  5. Ability to identify and formulate problems related to application of information systems, computer networks, operating systems, information-system and data security, to develop methods for their solutions and to use innovative techniques in the solutions
  6. Ability to develop original ideas and methods, to design complex systems or processes and to present innovative/alternative solutions in these designs
  7. Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and model-based research; ability to interpret and analyze complex problems in such processes
  8. Ability to work in and lead single- or multi-disciplinary teams and to develop solution approaches for complexities; ability to work and take responsibilities independently
  9. Ability to communicate in written and oral English at level B2 of European Language Portfolio
  10. Ability to communicate the progress and results of her/his studies openly and systematically in the national and international circles of the same or other disciplines
  11. Knowledge about the social, environmental, health, security, and legal aspects of application of information systems to management, project management and industrial applications and, awareness of limitations brought by them on management
  12. Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in collecting, storing, interpreting, application management functions and disseminating data and all other professional activities

Continuing studies

Upon successful completion of the graduate program, candidates can apply to doctoral programs.

Career opportunities

MIS graduates are employed in all sectors, in all industries (such as banking, telecom, lojistics, health, management, turism etc.), in all aspects of business such as accounting, management, finance, and (technology) management.

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Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University, one of the oldest foundation universities in Turkey, is located in the heart of Istanbul. The university with 5 Undergraduate faculties and School of Graduate Studies, is dedicated to becoming a leader in Turkish higher education and...

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Kadir Has University

Cibali Mahallesi
Kadir Has Caddesi, Fatih
34083 Istanbul

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