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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Cyber Security

  • Masters (Coursework)

Study our Master of Cyber Security and go beyond traditional thinking.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5256, 0100692
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$45,120 per year / $67,680 total

About this course

We bring together students from technology, business, mathematics, social science and law to offer an integrated learning experience, unique to UQ.

This is a new degree for a new kind of professional, aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's internationally-recognised Cyber Security Education framework, taught by leading academics and industry professionals, with a truly inter-disciplinary approach to the field.

You will develop an understanding of the global cyber security landscape, informed by industry and government experts, to find better ways to defend, adapt and lead for a resilient, more productive digital world. Wherever you're positioned in your career, you'll look at the field from a different angle, ask bigger questions, and find new and exciting ways to meet the security challenges of the future.

An inter-disciplinary 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.

Research or industry based capstone

Research and industry capstone allows students to tackle a significant topic in their discipline of choice, improving their workforce readiness. With flexibility to undertake a research activity within the university or a research-based project as part of an optional work placement, diverse post-program career pathways are opened as industry or research-based professionals.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study specialised topics such as cryptography, cyber criminology, cyber defence and leadership.
  • Gain integrated learning experience and advance your professional network.
  • Undertake an industry or research-based project to improve your workforce readiness.
  • Acquire a global perspective on cyber security and information security fundamentals.

Career pathways

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:

  • Diplomat
  • Policy adviser
  • Cyber insurance adviser and provider
  • IT auditor
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Cryptographer
  • High tech crime unit police officer
  • Digital forensics specialist
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber criminologist