Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
Workload: 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Duration: 2 years
Pre-Requisites: Bachelor's degree in IT, ICT or Economics or a related field (degree in other field is accepted only if candidate has either previous work experience or in-service training in IT).
Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 100 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€6000, 30 tuition fee waiver scholarships available that guarantee free studies. Detailed information about the scholarship is available here
The international Master's programme with three main specialties - Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Cryptography - provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialized skills in the chosen specialization. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level cyber security practitioners from Estonian banks, telecoms, law enforcement, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
The programme is taught jointly by the two largest public universities in Estonia. The Cyber Security and Digital Forensics studies are concentrated in Tallinn, while Cryptography specialization is concentrated in Tartu. Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities - Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu.
- A programme that is unique in Europe and offered in a country that has national experience of cyber-attacks
- Teaching staff with the latest high-level experience and know-how
- International guest lecturers from related industries and institutions (banks, CERT, law enforcement, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, et al.)
- An internationally recognised qualification
The public focus on the field of cyber security is growing around the world. Estonia is well known for its eagerness to put innovative IT solutions into everyday use. It is a pioneer in electronic identities and electronic voting and enthusiastically adopts mobile technology, online banking and electronic government services. However, with so many e-solutions and such extensive use of the internet, attention also needs to be turned to the security issue.
Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. The area is becoming critical for both data security and law enforcement and is involved in a complicated interplay between surveillance and counter-surveillance issues.