The MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance will teach you about today’s digital world. Through a core focus on critical problem-solving skills, the programme will ensure you are ready to face the challenges presented in this field.
This one-year specialist master’s programme covers the fundamentals of data management and cybersecurity, with a core focus on technology, business and policy. Students will develop their professional skills to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s digital world.
Companies today cannot ignore the imminent threat of cyber attacks and invest a lot in cybersecurity. This course will provide you with the skills needed to analyse an organisation’s data assets and security measures in order to develop effective procedures to protect a company and therefore enhance its value. Students will learn to analyse the difficulties of managing data and cyber security, as well as gaining the tools to cope with these challenges and help organisations thrive.
Based on GISMA's Berlin campus, there is ample opportunity for students to extend their networking links and experience the dynamic forward-thinking environment. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience with GISMA.^
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*Available for 2020 intakes only, terms and conditions apply.
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Who is the programme for?
This course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of key aspects of data management. The course has a strong focus on employability, providing students with the fundamentals needed for a successful career in an ever-changing work environment. Berlin is an up and coming tech hub and with its diverse population, the perfect location to experience international education. You will get an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture Berlin has to offer whilst getting an insight into German businesses such as Sony, Deutsche Bahn and other key corporate players.
Through acquiring crucial data management and cyber skills, you will be presented with a range of opportunities in data management policies, procedures and systems within various organisations. Whether you are wanting to pursue a career in this field, advance in your current job or switch careers, this the programme for you.
How will you learn?
The MSc Cyber Security and Data Governance course is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus, in order to prepare students for the ever-changing business world after they graduate. In addition to traditional face-to-face learning within the classroom, you will receive core textbooks and various reading materials. Students will also have access to a wealth of online facilities from the Financial Times and other professional bodies. Continuous access to these articles ensures that our students are up-to-date and prepared professionally for the field.
The course’s core modules will ensure that students gain a specialist in-depth knowledge into the fundamentals of data management and cyber security. The crucial topics that will be covered include digital business and ethics, security management, cybercrime and digital forensics. You will then be able to choose from other important modules including data driven decision-making, digital consultancy, social media analytics and innovating digital systems.
Core modules include:
Access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate
This provides tutors and students with access to the best collaboration tools, content training and AWS technology for cloud related learning. Upon graduation, students are fully equipped with the practical skills needed for a technology career. Students also have access to the AWS Educate Job Board for seeking technology jobs and internships.
As a result of the digital revolution, the implications of data security and fraud for companies are profound. Students who take up this course will be trained for any operations or strategic role in businesses that are changing or need to change to a digital model of security.
Alternatively, thanks to the specialised focus of this course and its subject areas, students who graduate from this degree will be able to take-up further professional qualifications or a PhD.
Our dedicated Career Development Centre will help students fulfill their career goals through a variety of specialised services, and establishes long lasting relationships with alumni and employers.
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Fees and funding
Please contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply. If you are an international student and would like to find out more about visa requirements, please refer to our Student Experience section. Whilst studying in Germany, you have several accommodation options to choose from including our Berlin starter package.
Tuition fee - €16,000 / Year
Flexible payment plan
GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. A deposit of €2,000 is required to start:
Students will be eligible for a discount of 0.5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.
Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.
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Career statistics you need to know
Berlin is the 2nd largest city in the EU with a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across business and legal sectors
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650*
in Europe, with a growing economy
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across legal and business sector
Study with an international student cohort with over 40 nationalities
Earn up to €40,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany
After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit