Master's degree in Cybersecurity

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Cybersecurity

Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)

Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB)

The aim of the master’s degree in Cybersecurity (master's degree website) is to offer students a solid scientific grounding in the field of information technology security so as to provide society with professionals who are highly specialised in data protection, infrastructure protection and application protection.
Duration and start date
1 academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€1,660 (€6,331 for non-EU residents).
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General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
English Level B2 is required for admission to the master’s degree and must be demonstrated when you enrol.

Direct admission

The following are recommended entrance qualifications for the master’s degree:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Science and Technology.
  • A bachelor’s degree that qualifies the holder for professional practice as a technical telecommunications engineer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Systems Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Network Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering.
  • Pre-EHEA degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
  • Pre-EHEA degree in Informatics Engineering.
Bridging courses

Exceptionally, applicants with other degrees may be admitted.

The academic committee of the master’s degree reviews these cases and may admit these applicants on the condition that they take bridging courses in addition to the 60 credits for the master’s degree.

These bridging courses will be subjects on the bachelor’s degrees at the schools that teach the master’s degree, up to a maximum of 10 ECTS credits.

The number of credits and bridging courses to be taken will depend on the entrance qualification, whether a bachelor’s degree or a pre-EHEA degree, and the academic competencies of the applicants, as reflected in their academic records.
Admission criteria
The Academic Committee is in charge of the admission decisions of the candidates.
The criteria are: Academic Information (50%), Background and professional experience (40%) and Motivation (10%).

The criteria details follow:

Academic Information:
  • Final average grade for the undergraduate degree that provides access to the master's degree
  • Ranking of the university issuing the previous degree, using the most common rankings (e.g. ARWU, QS World University, etc.)
  • Academic performance on the previous degree
Background and professional experience:
  • Suitability of the candidate's previous degree. Holders of bachelor's degrees in disciplines in the field of Computer Science or Telecommunications Science and Technology will be given preference
  • Experience in innovation and research projects
  • Candidate's resume and motivation letter
Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  01/07/2024.
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data.
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