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2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English, Portuguese
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description


The University of Aveiro, now part of the European University consortium, has sought to respond in an innovative and flexible way to major societal challenges. These challenges include cybersecurity, whose European strategy has been materialized in a set of regulations under the responsibility of a network of national and European agencies. This strategy encompasses the whole of society, with special emphasis on the business, industrial and public administration, which are privileged partners in the educational project of the University of Aveiro.

This Master in Cybersecurity is aligned, on the one hand, with the internal training offer in the field of informatics, on the other, with the educational project of the Institution and, finally, with the national and European strategies in terms of cybersecurity, having as main objectives:

  • Provide companies with senior executives qualified in the area of cybersecurity
  • Promote advanced training focused on innovation, development and research in cybersecurity
  • Encourage young graduates in Informatic Engineering or similar to carry out research and development work with a view to obtaining a Master's degree
  • Encourage active workers to carry out training and advanced research, with a view to obtaining a Master's degree.

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent in Informatics Engineering or similar, with a minimum number of 24 or more ECTs in the Basic Sciences areas and 100 in the Informatics scientific area.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in Informatics Engineering or similar, awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study program organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process, with a minimum number of 24 or more ECTs in the Basic Sciences areas and 100 in the Informatics scientific area.
  3. Foreign higher education degree in Informatics Engineering or similar recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters program, in accordance with Article 17, Nº 1, d), Decree Law nº 74/2006, as expressed in DL nº 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, Nº 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. That which is indicated in points 2 to 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer any formal recognition of this degree on the holder of the qualification.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle of studies under the terms of this competition.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website

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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • Analysis and Exploration of Vulnerabilities
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Robust Software

Option I

  • Biometrics
  • Forensic Analysis of Computational Systems
  • Machine Learning Applied to Security

Option II

  • Biometrics
  • Forensic Analysis of Computational Systems
  • Machine Learning Applied to Security

2º Semester

  • Security Law and Planning
  • Identificatio, Authntication and Authorization
  • Security in Communication Networks

Option III

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Secure Execution Environments
  • Security And Risk Management

Option IV

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Secure Execution Environments
  • Security And Risk Management

Year 2

1º Semester

  • Free Option
  • Seminar
  • Thesis, Project or Internship Proposal

Option V

  • Psicology and Cibersecurity
  • Quantum Security

2º Semester

  • Dissertation / Project / Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year


The Master in Cybersecurity aims to provide advanced technical and scientific training in the area of?? cybersecurity, promoting the development of personal and interpersonal skills appropriate to work in a professional or academic context, namely:

  • Conceive, design and implement protection systems;
  • Understand and apply the regulatory frameworks in force;
  • Solve complex problems in cybersecurity and cyber defense;
  • Perform experimental work using appropriate theoretical bases;
  • Explore methodologies and techniques for identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities and protection of services and systems;
  • Promote technological progress in an academic and business context;
  • Studying, evaluating and implementing innovative ideas and conducting significant research while respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of quality and business and academic integrity.

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Universidade de Aveiro

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Why study at Universidade de Aveiro

Why is Universidade de Aveiro the your next best step?

  • Teaching and research experiences of excellence: here in Aveiro, you will find some of the best teachers, known internationally for their field work, investigation methods and results and 20 research centers evaluated with incredible remark.
  • Intercultural environment: in a universe of over 90 nationalities, you can expect to see, feel and live cultures from all around the globe. Besides all the Intercultural events (more than 80 in 2019), you can count on a team fully dedicated to help you in any matters related to your studies and living abroad circumstances.
  • Learn for the future: it is a modern university, with excellent infrastructures to learn and to start developing your career today. The university’s interdisciplinary atmosphere is crucial for the growth of critical knowledge and to develop towards society.
  • Academic support: Universidade de Aveiro offers to its international students’ programs that allow them to get familiar with Portuguese language or level their knowledge on core subjects like Mathematics.
  • International cooperation and mobility: While studying in Aveiro, you can take advantage of numerous mobility programs that will take your education experience to a whole different level, while living in a new country, meeting new people and learning new skills. Universidade de Aveiro also has cooperation agreements with hundreds of international institutions.
  • Young and vibrant city: A medium sized city, with a low cost of life, capable of combining both amazing natural places, such as beaches, mountains and rivers and, at the same time, renowned innovation & tech events, projects and centers.

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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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