Master in Cybersecurity

West University of Timișoara
3 semesters
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Master in Cybersecurity

The current global context, together with IT market trends and demand in this market, requires coordinated training of experts in Cybersecurity. The global situation, cybercrime is on the rise, the need to train and educate staff in cybercrime information on how to counter cyber threats, and a clear and concise exposition of methods for mitigating cyber attacks, with increasing market share and demand.

The Cybersecurity master's degree program aims to inoculate generic cybersecurity concepts to help familiarize students with the fundamental concepts in the information environment, such as malware, cyber attacks, zero-day exploitation, etc. Next, the knowledge set continues with exposure to associated cyber threat management the most common areas of the IT market where cybersecurity has a major impact, not just financially, but also in terms of the associated infrastructure: in the environment private, virtualised/cloud and academic environments.

The consequences of such an impact are also immediately visible in business. The year 2017 has brought a significantly higher economic impact of cybersecurity, by 23%, in terms of financial view compared to 20163. Key security issues in this context, such as detection, containment, recovery and investigation have all suffered. However, trends vary and are becoming worrying: malware still dominates today's cyber attacks, and ransomware applications have doubled in number in just one year, which demonstrates that security is becoming not only important but also imperative for the protection of personal data and to avoid significant costs as a result of the security breaches.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st Semester

  • Cryptography and information security
  • The law of communications and new technologies
  • Ethics of research
  • Introduction to cybersecurity. Prevention, detection and mitigation techniques

2nd Semester

  • Big data processing
  • Cloud security
  • Digital forensics and data analysis techniques in cybercrime

3rd Semester

  • Common attack vectors and exploits in cybersecurity
  • Computer virusology
  • Standards and protocols in cybersecurity

4th Semester

  • Scientific seminar
  • MSc thesis preparation
  • Research and professional practice
  • Volunteering IV

Scholarships & funding

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


For more information about tuition fees, please contact the University.


Credits: 120 ECTS

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West University of Timișoara

Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania. Its community comprises roughly 15000 students and over 700 academic staff. It is a comprehensive university...

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West University of Timișoara

Vasile Pârvan Boulevard, No. 4, Timiș county
300223 Timișoara

Phone no: +40256592111

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