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MSc Cyber Security

Leiden University
Program overview
1.5 years
Part time
Master's degree
Start dates
The Hague
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program description

cyber security MSc

Earn an MSc in Cyber Security at Leiden University

The executive master’s in cyber security is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the technological, as well as the legal, administrative, economic and psychological aspects of digital security.

Are you professionally involved with the organisation and approach of issues in the field of cyber security in the private of public sector?

Do you have professional knowledge in the administrative / legal field or in the field of IT?

Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of cyber security, improving your ability to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow?

This master’s program in cyber security will teach you to make connections between technical, legal and social scientific aspects of cyber security, so you can arrive at effective and sustainable solutions for cyber risks and threats You will then be in a position to contribute effectively to sustainable strategies for digital defensibility and security of society as a whole, including both organizations and citizens.

The programme has been developed by Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences and various private partners, organised in the Cyber Security Academy (CSA). Leiden University is responsible for the programme. The programme has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
Please note that the starting date is provisional, depending on there being an adequate number of participants. The programme information is subject to change.

The programme will be taught at the HSD Campus, Beatrixkwartier The Hague. The campus is the home base of the European security cluster The Hague Security Delta , a network organisation of private and public organisations and knowledge institutions in the broad field of security.

At this campus the participants are provided with multifunctional spaces with modern IT facilities such as a Real Time intelligence Centre and a Serious Gaming Lab. The location has excellent parking and catering facilities.

Admission requirements

  • A completed master’s degree from a university (of applied sciences) in a relevant discipline
  • Adequate proficiency in the English language
  • Several years of relevant professional experience


Master of Science in Cyber Security

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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