To get ahead in cyber security you need more than just technical skills. Our Cyber Security program will develop your broader strategic cyber security insight while deepening specialist skills and experience, preparing you to lead at a technological, organisational or policy level.
The two year program will give you a deep understanding of cyber security's impact on every aspect of modern life, and to empower cyber security leaders for a resilient, more productive digital future.
You'll study specialised topics such as cryptography, cyber criminology, cyber defence and leadership to develop an understanding of the global cyber security landscape, informed by industry and government experts.
You'll gain integrated learning experience and advance your professional network by working with a cohort from diverse backgrounds in technology, business, mathematics, social science and law. Plus you'll undertake an industry or research-based project to improve your workforce readiness.
As a Master of Cyber Security you'll be able to look at the field from a different angle, ask bigger questions, and find new ways to tackle real and emerging cyber security threats.
An interdisciplinary approach
It's estimated that Australia will need an additional 18,000 cyber security professionals by 2026. So, in partnership with industry experts, UQ has developed the first program to genuinely address the interdisciplinary nature of this field, while meeting the need for deep technical specialisation in core areas.
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to: