New Master programme in cybersecurity

The University of Luxembourg together with the Université Bretagne Sud and Université Libre de Bruxelles have recently launched the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in cybersecurity (CYBERUS). This new Master programme will train a new generation of experts in cybersecurity.

Importance of training in cybersecurity

A Master in cybersecurity is an excellent pathway into this booming industry. With cyber-attacks occurring increasingly across all sectors, professionals with the skills to defend individuals, companies, and governments from such threats are in exceptionally high demand.

Double degree in IoT or Software

The first two semesters of the degree programme take place at the Université de Bretagne Sud. The learners will focus on the fundamentals and learn how to apply an interdisciplinary approach to cybersecurity ; design and develop secure products and security architectures ; test the resistance of software products and embedded systems to the latest cyberthreats.

For their third semester, learners choose between two specialisations: IoT cybersecurity at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or software cybersecurity at the University of Luxembourg. At the Université Libre de Bruxelles, they will focus on security of digital objects and equipment, as well as of network connections. At the University of Luxembourg, they will focus on security of applications, systems and programming.

During the fourth semester, students will realise an internship in the field of cybersecurity within a company or in a research lab.

At the end of their Master, students receive a double degree from the Université de Bretagne Sud and the Université Libre de Bruxelles or the University of Luxembourg depending on their specialisation. Beyond holding in their hands two Masters within 2 years, they will be equipped with knowledge from a heterogeneous panel of high expertise convened by several institutions across different European countries.

Very good career opportunities

Graduates from this Master will be able to hold diverse positions such as cybersecurity engineer, cybersecurity analyst/assessor, security architect, security product integrator, penetration tester, software developer/engineer, cryptographer, malware analyst, application security expert.

-This Master is a testimony that the University of Luxembourg is focused on achieving its mission of delivering relevant talent to the evolving challenges that the Luxembourg and, even even the European, economy and society are facing. By joining forces across three European countries, and with the support of the EU Commission through the Erasmus Programme, the Master will train highly-skilled future operatives and managers in the cybersecurity landscape-, comments Prof. Tegawendé Bissyandé , course director of the Cyberus Master.

Apply now!

The two-year full-time Master programme is taught in English. The annual registration fee is €4500, some scholarships are available. Applications are open until 5 February 2023.