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Master Year 1 Cybersecurity

Master Year 1 Cybersecurity

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 1

Program

Cybersecurity

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Acquire knowledge and know-how to master current trends in cybersecurity

Asset n°2

Complete an internship in a research environment

Asset n°3

Prepare for a career in research or industry

The first year of the Cybersecurity Master’s program aims to teach students the theoretical foundations, key concepts and common tools relating to computer science. The program is designed to provide students with the solid knowledge and know-how to master the foundations of computer science, while also developing skills in various fields of cybersecurity including cryptology, systems security, network security, modeling and protocol validation.

The program also includes courses related to current trends in cybersecurity such as blockchains and machine learning. Focusing on research, the program introduces students to research labs through projects and a Master’s thesis. On completing the two-year program, students will be equipped to pursue a PhD or build a career in industry.

Objectives

The first year of the Cybersecurity Master’s program allow students to:

  • Acquire the fundamentals of computer science including network, systems, database, programming and cryptology
  • Discover different cybersecurity fields before taking more advanced courses in the second year
  • Obtain research experience through an internship in a laboratory

On completing the 2-year Cybersecurity program, students will be able to pursue a wide range of career opportunities:

  • Complete a PhD
  • Work for tech companies, especially in the R&D department

Core courses

The Fundamentals of Modern Computer Networking

48h

5 ECTS

English

The Fundamentals of Computer Architectures and Operating Systems

48h

5 ECTS

English

Introduction to Cryptology

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Elective Courses

Course selection method:

2 options to choose from among the 3 offered throughout Master Year 1

Fondamentals in distributed computing 1

48h

5 ECTS

English

Machine learning introduction

48h

5 ECTS

English

Core Courses

The Fundamentals of Database and Programming

48h

5 ECTS

English

Introduction to Systems Security

48h

5 ECTS

English

Introduction to Network Security

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

Introduction to Information Theory

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Internship


2 to 3 months

Between April and August.

20 ECTS

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English: proof of English proficiency is required, except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Olivier Levillain

Program office

Catherine Bensoussan

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The first year of the Cybersecurity Master’s program aims to teach students the theoretical foundations, key concepts and common tools relating to computer science. The program is designed to provide students with the solid knowledge and know-how to master the foundations of computer science, while also developing skills in various fields of cybersecurity including cryptology, systems security, network security, modeling and protocol validation.

The program also includes courses related to current trends in cybersecurity such as blockchains and machine learning. Focusing on research, the program introduces students to research labs through projects and a Master’s thesis. On completing the two-year program, students will be equipped to pursue a PhD or build a career in industry.

Objectives

The first year of the Cybersecurity Master’s program allow students to:

  • Acquire the fundamentals of computer science including network, systems, database, programming and cryptology
  • Discover different cybersecurity fields before taking more advanced courses in the second year
  • Obtain research experience through an internship in a laboratory

On completing the 2-year Cybersecurity program, students will be able to pursue a wide range of career opportunities:

  • Complete a PhD
  • Work for tech companies, especially in the R&D department

Core courses

The Fundamentals of Modern Computer Networking

48h

5 ECTS

English

The Fundamentals of Computer Architectures and Operating Systems

48h

5 ECTS

English

Introduction to Cryptology

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Elective Courses

Course selection method:

2 options to choose from among the 3 offered throughout Master Year 1

Fondamentals in distributed computing 1

48h

5 ECTS

English

Machine learning introduction

48h

5 ECTS

English

Core Courses

The Fundamentals of Database and Programming

48h

5 ECTS

English

Introduction to Systems Security

48h

5 ECTS

English

Introduction to Network Security

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

Introduction to Information Theory

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Internship


2 to 3 months

Between April and August.

20 ECTS

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English: proof of English proficiency is required, except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Olivier Levillain

Program office

Catherine Bensoussan

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr